• Prof. Gordon with Hon. Samia Nkrumah
    Prof. Gordon with Hon. Samia Nkrumah

    Professor Gordon interviews the Honorable Samia Nkrumah, former Member of Parliament in Ghana. The only daughter of President Nkrumah reflects on her father.

  • Interview with Ambassador E.M Debrah
    Interview with Ambassador E.M Debrah

    Professor Gordon probes into his relationship with president Nkrumah as a founding father of Ghana's Ministry of Foreign service

  • Youth symposium at the University of Botswana
    Youth symposium at the University of Botswana

    The theme was Reflections on President Khama

  • Meeting with faculty members
    Meeting with faculty members

    Professor Gordon meets with faculty members of Department of Sociology at the University of Botswana. Attending the planning meeting were other faculty members from the Dept of History.

The APPL Project focuses on the development of African presidential papers and libraries for the study of African Leadership and Governance. The first phase of the project (phase I) is concentrated on ten African countries and their first presidents:

PRESIDENTS COUNTRIES DATE OF SERVICE AFRICAN REGION
Kwame Nkrumah Ghana 1960 – 1966 West Africa
Nnamdi Azikiwe Nigeria 1963 – 1966 West Africa
Nelson Mandela South Africa 1994 – 1999 Southern Africa
Léopold Sédar Senghor Senegal 1960 – 1980 West Africa
Haile Selassie Ethiopia 1930 – 1975 Horn of Africa
Sir Seretse Khama Botswana 1966 – 1980 Southern Africa
Jomo Kenyatta Kenya 1964 – 1978 East Africa
Julius Nyerere Tanzania 1962 – 1985 East Africa
Grégoire Kayibanda Rwanda 1961 – 1973 Central Africa
Mohammed V Morocco 1956 – 1961 North Africa