News Outlets Report On Highlights From U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Announcement Of U.S. Commitment To Africa

News outlets report on highlights from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, including the announcement of U.S. commitments to Africa.

Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost: Highlights of U.S.-Africa Summit
“Here are some highlights of the U.S. summit with African leaders, a three-day event heralding renewed U.S. interest in the fast-growing continent: U.S. President Barack Obama announces $33 billion in investments in the continent…” (8/6).

Associated Press: Obama announces $33B in commitments for Africa
“Seeking to strengthen America’s financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships…” (Pace, 8/5).

New York Times: As Meeting With African Leaders Winds Down, Policy Issues Take the Stage
“President Obama, ending a landmark summit meeting with African leaders, said Wednesday that the United States was dispatching teams of health workers to West Africa to help contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus, but stopped short of pledging to send experimental drugs because he said he did not know enough about them…” (Landler/Baker, 8/6).

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