Thursday, August 7, 2014

2014 Photos U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

2014 US-Africa Leaders Summit
More than 49 African heads of state were gathered in Washington for the unprecedented U.S Africa leaders summit that involves three days of meetings and events. Test your knowledge of all African leaders? How many do you know?

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria attended Session Three, “Governing the Next Generation,” at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. The Summit brought together 49 African heads of state and government to meet on a variety of issues including food security, civil rights, women's issues and economic development. President Obama wrapped up the three-day summit with African leaders Wednesday.
2014 Photos U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

The U.S- African summit yielded a handful of high-profile announcements — including new public and private investments in economic, agricultural and health development totaling $37 billion — it also featured the kind of behind-the scenes diplomatic interactions that could produce meaningful benefits later on. Elected U.S. officials and their African counterparts discussed issues ranging from tensions within the Great Lakes region to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

In a press conference Wednesday evening, Obama called the meeting “an extraordinary event” that can be “a forcing mechanism for decisions and action, so we agreed that the U.S.-Africa leaders summit will be a recurring event to hold ourselves accountable for our commitments and to sustain our momentum.”


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