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  • Did US-Africa Summit Strengthen Tanzania-US Relations?

    By Istvon Tarrosy, 3:27 pm AFKI Original

    High hopes have almost been tangible across East African countries since the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit was held in August in Washington, D.C. Tanzania may not be the darling of the U.S. but President Kikwete has done his best to place his country on the map in the minds of American politicians and business people, an Africa expert told AFKInsider.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hailemariam Desalegn

    By Keren Mikva, 10:08 am AFKI Original

    Protests against Hailemariam’s regime have intensified since the arrest of opposition leader Andargachew Tsege. Tsege was extradited from Yemen in June 2014 and brought back to Ethiopia on charges of plotting a coup in 2009, for which he was sentenced to death in absentia. Tsege is the secretary-general of the banned Ginbot 7 movement. Hailemariam has been reluctant to announce publicly whether or not the death sentence will be carried out.

  • Investors To Flock Africa Energy Conferences This September

    By D.A. Barber, 3:10 am AFKI Original

    If you’re an international energy investor eyeing Africa, you’re going to have a busy month in September nation hopping. Kenya, South Africa, DRC, Rwanda, Ghana and even China are all hosting major conferences targeting energy and infrastructure investment in Africa. The Eastern African region is undergoing an energy revolution, South Africa is leading renewable energy development, the Western region is ramping-up development of its oil and gas resources and China continues to spend lavishly on African energy and infrastructure projects.

  • Will The US Africa Summit Push America Ahead Of China In Africa?

    By Ann Brown, 6:00 pm

    From allAfrica A few years ago, nobody could have imagined that some 50 Heads of States and Prime Ministers from Africa would meet the President of the United States for a summit. Yet, the first Africa/United States Summit took place in Washington from August 4 to 6, making headlines around the world. It is obvious […]

  • 10 Controversial Dignitaries At The US-Africa Leaders Summit

    By Keren Mikva, 10:42 am AFKI Original

    Paul Biya, having served as the president of Cameroon since 1982, is widely suspected of having retained power through a series of irregular and allegedly fraudulent elections. His regime has authoritarian characteristics — Biya has sweeping executive and legislative powers, and essentially controls the judiciary. He’s often referred to as a dictator, with little freedom of press and commonplace jailing of opposition and critics. Obama and the U.S. were criticized for inviting the following 10 controversial dignitaries to the US-Africa Leaders Summit.

  • AFKInsider At The Summit: How Ebola Impacted The Sirleaf Market Women

    By Makula Dunbar, 2:52 pm AFKI Original

    AFKInsider attended the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which took place earlier this month, August 4-6, in Washington D.C. Fifty African presidents and heads of state were invited to participate in discussions surrounding investment, business, security and other topics which affect U.S.-Africa relations. An outside event hosted by U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks and the Congressional Black Caucus titled “A Dialogue With African CEOs” targeted business and development. AFKInsider spoke with a few CEOs and leaders who reflected on the summit.

  • AFKInsider At The Summit: Why American Companies Should Think Africa

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:08 pm AFKI Original

    AFKInsider attended the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which took place earlier this month, August 4-6, in Washington D.C. Fifty African presidents and heads of state were invited to participate in discussions surrounding investment, business, security and other topics which affect U.S.-Africa relations. An outside event hosted by U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks and the Congressional Black Caucus titled “A Dialogue With African CEOs” targeted business and development. AFKInsider spoke with a few CEOs and leaders who reflected on the summit.

  • Bad, Iffy And Memorable Behavior At The 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    By Keren Mikva, 11:17 am AFKI Original

    A now-running joke that Obama is Kenyan was revived during the summit, when a White House correspondent said Obama wanted a successful summit, given that “he’s from Kenya.” The reporter went on several minutes later to correct the mistake, saying, “I misspoke at the top before. It is obviously the president’s father who is from Kenya,” but the damage was done. Here are 10 instances of bad, unfortunate, or memorable behavior at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held this month in Washington, D.C.

  • Should US Punish Gambia For Human Rights Violations?

    By Andrew Friedman, 11:46 am AFKI Original

    Alhaji Ceesay and Ebrima Jobe, two naturalized American citizens from The Gambia, went back to their African country in 2013 and disappeared. Their family says they’ve been kidnapped, the State Department says they’re missing and the Gambian government hasn’t been much help. Americans have felt the sting of President Jammeh’s tyranny through brass knuckles on the streets of Washington, D.C. The E.U. seeks to punish him for his treatment of his own people, including torture and intolerance for dissent. The U.S. has the ability to sanction and punish such human rights violations just as the E.U. has. This opportunity cannot be squandered.

  • DHL Boss Says AGOA Creates ‘Virtuous Cycle Of Success’ in Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:38 pm

    Express mail service provider DHL Express has its finger on what merchandise is moving around sub-Saharan Africa, who’s moving it, and how much. Since the introduction of AGOA, DHL Africa has seen an increase in trade for manufacturing, apparel and footwear – all directly supported by AGOA. Add to that more movement in products related to agriculture, petroleum and natural gas. “The more we collectively focus on connecting (Africa) with the world, the more sustainable its economies will be and the more jobs we will create – creating a virtuous cycle of success,” said said Managing Director Charles Brewer.

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