His Excellency Mrisho Kikwete, the immediate past President of Tanzania will be  the African Bar Association’s keynote speaker at the 2017 African Bar Association’s annual conference in Port Harcourt Nigeria.

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (born 7 October 1950) was the fourth President of Tanzania, in office from 2005 to 2015. Prior to his election as President, he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 2005 under his predecessor, Benjamin Mkapa. He has also served as the Chairperson of the African Union in 2008–2009 and the Chairman of the Southern African Development Community Troika on Peace, Defence and Security in 2012–2013.

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