Africa: White House On U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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President Goodluck Jonathan discusses with US President Barack Obama (file photo).

The White House is pleased to announce that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on August 5 and 6, 2014.

President Obama looks forward to welcoming leaders from across the African continent to the Nation’s Capital to further strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions. The Summit will build on the progress made since the President’s trip to Africa last summer, advance the Administration’s focus on trade and investment in Africa, and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people.
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Africa: Obama Promises U.S. $7 Billion Investment in Power Grids

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President Obama answers questions at a Young African Leaders Initiative town hall meeting in Soweto.

An excerpt from President Obama’s speech at the University of Cape Town:

[We] believe that nations must have the power to connect their people to the promise of the 21st century. Access to electricity is fundamental to opportunity in this age. It’s the light that children study by; the energy that allows an idea to be transformed into a real business.
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