Symposium/seminars reflecting  on the following former presidents/head of state were held.

  • Azikiwe
  • Kenyatta
  • Khama
  • Mandela
  • Mohammed V
  • Nkrumah
  • Nyerere
  • Selassie
  • Senghor.

3 major publications

Gordon Jacob U. (2015) Revisiting Kwame Nkrumah; Pathways for the Future(In Press) Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press.

An edited volume of essays by African Presidential scholars, videotaped interviews with contemporaries of Kwame Nkrumah, his family members, and selected Ghanaian youth. The book is a reflection on Kwame Nkrumah’s life and times; lessons learned and paths for winning the future for Africa.

Gordon Jacob U. and Owoahene-Acheampong Stephen. (2015) Anthology of African Presidential Leadership & Governance, 1956 – 2015 (In Press) Accra, Ghana Smartline Publishers.

This is an encyclopedic large volume documenting more than 300 African Presidents/Heads of States since independence. The book profiles the Presidents and their countries. Presidential bibliographies are listed for each President, covering valuable materials for the study of African Presidential Leadership and Governance.

Gordon Jacob U. and Owoahene-Acheampong Stephen. (In progress) Reflections on African Presidential Leadership & Governance: Azikiwe, Kenyatta, Khama, Mandela, Mohammed V, Nkrumah, Nyerere, Selassie, and Senghor

A valuable book of reflections of African Presidential Leadership and Governance, 1956-2015; it produces new materials for African Presidential Studies. The volume is a product of various videotaped symposium/seminars and interviews conducted with selected community informants and the civil society leadership drawn from participating countries in phase I of the APPL project. These reflections attempt to draw lessons learned from the Leadership and Governance styles of the presidents.