Footballer Samuel Etoo with his wife and children during a vacay in Malindi
Footballer Samuel Etoo with his wife and children during a vacay in Malindi
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Popular footballer Samuel Eto'o is in the country for the 9th edition of the Africities Summit is scheduled to take place from May 17 to 21, 2022 in Kisumu, Kenya.

This comes days after he together with his family enjoyed a vacation together at pristine white sandy beaches in Malindi.

Eto'o who loves to travel spent time in the coastal town in a very private hideaway and only spoke about it when they were jetting back home.

Now, in three days' time, he is expected to be one of the attendees at the Africities event that kicks off on May 17.

Eto'o will be attending in his capacity as the president of, the Cameroon Football Federation. His fellow football star and legend Didier Drogba will also be representing Cote d'Ivoire at the summit.

It seems like the summit will be star-studded because, for the first time, the Africities Summit will have a Goodwill Ambassador: Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar-winning Kenyan actress, star of the movie “Black Panther” and its upcoming sequel “Wakanda Forever”.

One of the goals of this edition is to mobilize the African and Afro-descendant diaspora to begin the journey towards an African renaissance with their fellow citizens who have remained on the continent, as well as with all people of goodwill interested in the development, integration, and unity of Africa.

Other attendees include Macky Sall, Senegalese president and AU president, Mohamadou Issoufu, former president of Niger, former US Secretary of state John Kerry, UN dep Secretary-General Moussa Faki Mahamat, AU commission chairperson Ms Maimuna Mohd Sharif, Executive director UN-Habitat Ms Vera Songwe; Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, Prof Benedict Oramah, chairman of Afreximbank and UN deputy secretary-general Amina J. Mohammed.

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