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Human Rights, Ebola Possible Topics Of Discussion At Upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

News outlets report on potential topics of discussion for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., next week.

Devex: Will LGBTI policy be discussed at all at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit?
“…LGBTI advocates are asking whether the invitations [to both the Ugandan and Nigerian presidents to attend the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit] are a contrary display to the U.S. stance on LGBTI rights, and lament that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa does not officially sit on the agenda alongside trade and investment for the summit in Washington, which will serve to create stronger U.S.-Africa ties with more than 40 African leaders…” (Rogers, 8/1).

Inter Press Service: Human Rights Low on U.S.-Africa Policy Summit
“As the White House prepares to host more than 40 African heads of state for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, civil society actors from the U.S., Africa, and the international community are urging the Barack Obama administration to use the summit as an opportunity to more thoroughly address some of Africa’s most pressing human rights violations…” (Hotz, 7/31).

Reuters: Ebola to be discussed at Washington summit next week: U.S. official
“The spread of the deadly Ebola virus and assistance for affected countries will be discussed during an African summit in Washington next week, a senior State Department official said on Thursday…” (7/31).

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