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US-Africa Relationship, Key Elements Following Historic US-Africa Summit

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Today's global landscape is much, much different than it was 5 years ago, or even earlier this year with the surge of the Islamic State, wrath of Nigeria's Boko Haram, Crimea's annexation, and continuing Syrian and Libyan conflicts.

Africa Unsure of Its Place on World Stage

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Obadias Ndaba

While the media touted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as a sign of Africa's "rising" and its soon-to-be key role on the world stage, the truth is quite the opposite. African leaders' love for summitry isn't a sign of a rising continent, but rather, a sign of confusion, weakness and lack of direction.

Obama Directs Funds To Fight Terrorists In Africa

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in nort...

Prosperity in Africa Depends on Rights and Equality for Every African

Jessica Stern | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Stern

LGBT individuals away from medical care and treatment, school, jobs and even housing. As a result, LGBT Africans are overrepresented among the under-educated, under-employed and homeless. What can the U.S. do to help advance rights for LGBT Africans?

As America Turns Its Gaze Toward Africa, It Has The Chance To Promote A New Model Of Investment

Kadri Lomo | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Kadri Lomo

As the U.S. Fortune 500 and U.S. private equity are set to turn its corporate gaze toward Africa, it has the chance to learn from previous investment attempts and promote this new model of interaction on the African continent.

10 Ways the Obama Administration Can Tackle Hunger in Africa

Marie Clarke Brill | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Marie Clarke Brill

This is where President Obama and his advisers have got it wrong -- the future of Africa should not be sold to the highest bidder.

Obama Hosts Africa Summit With An Eye On Legacy

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama immerses himself in talks on Africa's regional security, democracy building and business investment this...

U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit: Let's Ensure It's on the Positive Side of History

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Fundamentally, the U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit is incredibly historic as it will be the first time that a sitting U.S. president has invited all the leaders of the Africa Region to a single event to discuss key continent issues and the macro U.S.-Africa relationship.

Two Ways Obama Could Actually Support Africa's Boom

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Obadias Ndaba

We know what America wants in Africa. And we know what Europe and others want in Africa. But, what does Africa wants from its partners?

White House Not Sure How Much Obama's Trip To Africa Will Cost

Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

President Obama is about to head off to Africa for a weeklong trip with his family, where he will visit South Africa, Senegal and Tanzania -- but the ...

Hotspot or Hotbed? A Tale of Two Africas

Robert_Nolan | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

Will the long-term opportunity to engage Africa more deeply in terms of trade and investment be trumped by security initiatives? The answer is likely yes. And that's not good for the U.S. or Africa.

The United States and Africa: Hopes for the President's Second Term

Rev. Derrick Boykin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Derrick Boykin

The United States has played a meaningful role in Africa's progress. As President Barack Obama's second term begins, AAVA urges him to ensure that our nation's policies toward Africa make justice and equal partnership key principles of engagement.

Why Africa Matters

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rev. Jesse Jackson

We ignore Africa at our peril. The African continent will only become more important in the future, and the whole world has a stake in what happens there.

What Can Africa Hope for During Clinton Visit?

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

Secretary Clinton will be leaving August 5 for a seven-country tour of Africa. The itinerary suggests that the theme will be more real politik than President Obama's recent visit to Ghana.