Ottawa Citizen

Governor General to lead African tour

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Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean will conduct a five- country state visit to Africa between Nov. 19 and Dec. 11 at the request of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the prime minister announced yesterday. Ms. Jean will lead a delegation of distinguis­hed Canadians to Al- geria, Mali, Ghana and South Africa, with a final stop in Morocco, he said. Those accompanyi­ng the Governor General were not identified. The trip is designed to build closer ties between Canada and African nations, Mr. Harper said.

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