What's the Game Plan for the U.S.-Africa Summit?
President Obama will be spending 'quality time' with some 50 African heads-of-state and government expected to participate in the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC in early August. Obama announced the meeting in Cape Town last year "to help launch a new chapter in U.S.-African relations." According to Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield, American officials are expecting actionable outcomes, including investment deals, from the busy week of official and related events.
allAfrica.com, 26 July 2014
Since President Obama invited African heads of state and government to the United States for summit during his Africa visit last year, administration officials have been scrambling ... read more »
U.S. Assistant Secretaries Evan Ryan (Education) and Linda Thomas-Greenfield (Africa) Meet With Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI participants) in Washington.
Dancers greet President Obama and President Kikwete in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2013.
U.S. Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield with Angolan Foreign Minister Georges Chicoti during a visit to Luanda in April.
United States Department of State, 30 July 2014
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South Africa: Extend AGOA, Urges SA
SAnews.gov.za, 28 July 2014
South Africa wants the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to be extended for a 15-year period. read more »
SAnews.gov.za, 27 July 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will on Monday outline South Africa's participation in the United States-Africa Leaders' Summit (USALS). read more »
Kenya Presidency, 26 July 2014
The Government will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit to strengthen its economic and security partnership with the US government. read more »
United States Department of State, 17 July 2014
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United States Department of State, 9 July 2014
MS. JENSEN: Good afternoon and welcome to LiveAtState, the State Department's interactive web chat platform for engaging international media. I'm your host, Holly Jensen, and today ... read more »
Voice of America, 21 July 2014
A senior official of the African Union said next month's US-Africa Summit in Washington should provide Africa and the United States an opportunity to enter into a strategic ... read more »
allAfrica.com, 10 May 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has tapped Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a widely respected career Foreign Service officer, to the department's top Africa post, sources have ... read more »