U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit To Cover Food Security, Climate Change, U.S. Private Sector Role in Africa

News outlets continue to report on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which takes place in Washington, D.C. this week. Topics being discussed include health, food security, climate change, and the U.S. role in Africa’s development.

Associated Press: Business, Ebola discussed at U.S.-Africa summit
“The Obama administration sought Monday to strengthen ties with Africa at an unprecedented summit with dozens of African leaders, grappling with issues such as investment, poverty, terrorism, corruption, and deadly diseases…” (Riechmann, 8/4).

NPR: Africa Summit To Tackle Food Stability And Climate Change
“An unprecedented gathering of African leaders opened in Washington, D.C. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is covering topics including food security, climate change, regional stability, and expanded business opportunities between the U.S. and Africa…” (Kelemen, 8/4).

Politico: Africa Leaders Summit: What to expect
“As 51 African leaders descend on Washington, D.C. for a summit with President Obama beginning Monday, Mike Allen speaks with USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah on the historic significance, Africa’s economic potential, and the U.S. private sector’s role…” (Allen, 8/4).

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