Africa Policy Chief Outlines U.S. Initiatives
The top U.S. Africa policymaker, Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield, outlines the Obama administration's initiative on power, trade and youth. Speaking at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC, she also urged Africa's largest country to get the elections in 2015 right.
Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield and U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle with Kano youth NGO leaders.
In a bid to "strengthen trade and investment ties" with the continent, the White House has announced that President Barack Obama will host a summit of African leaders in August, ... Read more »
U.S. Congress Acts to 'Electrify' Africa
U.S. Congress, 27 February 2014
Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), passed H.R. 2548, the Electrify Africa Act, as amended, which will improve access to electricity… Read more »
The United States' Department of State has described Nigeria as a country where corruption, official impunity, and gross human rights violations occur at will in a new report Read more »
Oscar-winning actor and activist Ben Affleck has appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to testify as an African Expert on the violence in the Democratic Republic ... Read more »
During his visit to three African countries, President Barack Obama announced an initiative aiming to double access to electricity across in Sub Saharan Africa. A U.S.$7 billion ... Read more »
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