Future U.S.-Africa Summits Should Reflect Human Rights, Increased Investment Strategies
Washington Post: Africa summit marks a tectonic shift that should be bolstered
“Even while irrational fears about Ebola’s spread to the United States swirled, the three-day Africa summit in Washington [last] week managed to crystallize the continent’s continued evolution from a beneficiary of U.S. aid and security interventions to a partner in trade. … Sadly, the summit dealt little with human rights improvements that would sustain Africa’s growth. … The administration’s long-term strategy must include both human rights and increased investment, and future summits should reflect this…” (8/8).