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.

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.

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