Germany Pushes Africa Onto G20 Agenda

German Chancellor Angela Merkel placed Africa's developmental needs high on the agenda of the Group of 20 Summit she hosted in Hamburg. Just how much support - or opposition - this will receive from President Trump  remains unclear. This year's attendees include South African President Jacob Zuma, representing Africa's only G20 member; Guinea's President Alpha Condé,  representing the African Union; Senegalese President Macky Sall, representing the New Partnership for Africa's Development; and former Ethiopian Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who took office as Director-General of the World Health Organization on July 1.

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G20 Leaders in Hamburg

"We will only be able to find the right answers to the critical questions of our time if we work together," Angela Merkel said in a government statement on the G20.


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