World Affairs Council of Orange County presents

"An African Solution to an African Problem: The Case of Zimbabwe"


Dr. Machivenyika Mapuranga
Ambassador of Zimbabwe to the United States

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner     
7:45 p.m. Program

Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Blvd.,
Irvine, Ca. 92614

Members @  $55
Non-Members @  $70
Students @  $38
Self parking is complimentary

Prior to being appointed Ambassador to Zimbabwe in 2005, Dr. Machivenyika Mapuranga, Ph.D., served as the First Resident Ambassador to Ghana from 2001-2005.  Since 1982, he has also served as Ambassador to Tanzania; Assistant Secretary General representing the Southern African region, Organization of African Unity (OAU); Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, N.Y.; and Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Special assignments include serving as Head of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the Commonwealth Summit in Australia; Chairman of the UN Special Political Committee; OAU Secretary General's special envoy to Somalia, Sierra-Leone and Burundi; Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement Political Committee; and Special Representative of the OAU Secretary General to Rwanda.

Ambassador Mapuranga holds a doctorate in history from the University of London and has been a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe; University of Jos, Nigeria; and University of Ibadan, Jos Campus, Nigeria.
For further information, please contact Karen Levesque at World Affairs Council of Orange County, 949-253-5751 or


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