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The Presidents and former President Jerry John Rawlings, and former President John Agyekum Kufuor are among high profile personalities at the Black Star Square to witness the parade of school children and security forces.

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President Mário Vaz popularly known by the nickname “Jomav” was born on December 10, 1957 and assumed office on June 23, 2014.

He graduated as an economist in Lisbon and he did an internship at the Office of Economic Studies of the Banco de Portugal in 1982. In 2004, he was elected as Mayor of Bissau, a position he held until 2009, when he was named by President Malam Bacai Sanhá as Minister of Finance.

He and the other ministers were ousted in the 2012 Guinea-Bissau coup d’etat.

He is a member of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde and won the right to represent the Party in the 2014 presidential election by beating eleven hopefuls during a two-day primary in March 2014.

President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta who was born on October 26, 1961 is the 4th and current President of Kenya. He has been in office since 2013.He is the son of former President Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president.

Uhuru Kenyatta was elected President of Kenya under The National Alliance (TNA), which was part of the Jubilee Alliance with his running mate William Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP).

Source: GNA

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