The Harper-Tanzania connection

Tanzanian school children greet Prime Minister Harper
DAR ES SALAAM – A mob of singing Tanzanian school children greeted Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his 2007 visit to Tanzania. (DAVID AKIN)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper hosts Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on Parliament Hill this afternoon. It’s not the first time the two men have met. In fact, their personal relationship goes back to 2007, when Harper made his first trip to the African continent as Prime Minister. Harper was in Africa then to attend the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kampala, Uganda. I was part of the press contingent that travelled with Harper to cover that meeting.

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