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Africities Summit 1998

Africities 1, in Abidjan in 1998, had the theme of “Recognition of the essential role of local governments in the development of Africa”. This summit witnessed the emergence of the African local authorities movement on the regional and international scene. It offered the opportunity to cut across the official languages inherited from the colonial rule and to build a local African voice on the challenges of decentralization, local development, regional integration and cooperation with Africa.

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