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Mbeki

Thabo (Mvuyelwa) . born 1942, South African politician: a member of the African National Congress (ANC); president of South Africa from 1999; deputy president of South Africa (1994--99)
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Mbeki, the head of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) arrived in Khartoum Wednesday for talks with the Sudanese government officials on the peace process in the Two Areas and Darfur and the democratic reforms.
Thabo Mbeki said in a press statement following the meeting with President Al-Bashir that the meeting tackled some outstanding issues pertaining to agenda of negotiation over the Two Areas, South Kordofan and Blue Nile , and Darfur .
A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), in Abuja noted that Mbeki heads the African Union High-Level Panel on Illicit Flows from Africa, and he was around to give the President, who is the current Champion of AU Anti-Corruption Campaign, critical updates.
The wide variety of contributors to The Thabo Mbeki I Know makes this book quite a varied feast, and it is notable that the former South African president does not entirely escape objective criticism.
President Mbeki is best known as the two-term president of South Africa after Nelson Mandela, serving as the country's second leader from 1999 to 2008.
"That may well be the most important part of the celebration of his life." Mr Mbeki, South Africa's second post-apartheid president, added: "We worked for so many years together so there are so many, many wonderful memories.
Zuma was viewed as the antidote to Mbeki. A popular politician, he easily rallied crowds.
"Our ANC was the people's ANC, but the present one is not the people's party," Mbeki said, (http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/mambeki-on-the-anc-zuma-and-her-son-1.1382194#.UFIfTdVvCZR) South African news agency Independent Online reported .
Obama thanked Mbeki "for his leadership and his efforts, and the two
The picture of Mbeki that emerges is that of an awkward, pipe-smoking philosopher king.