Obama in Africa


U.S.- Africa Business Forum: Who Was at the Table?

The second U.S.-Africa Business Forum took place in New York this week. Like the first Forum, which took place in Washington in 2014, it was a high-level gathering of public and private sector leaders from the U.S. and Africa. President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address, and spoke about [...]

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Obama’s Advisors Give Final Recommendations on Doing Business in Africa

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) has issued its final recommendations to U.S.President Barack Obama before he leaves office in January 2017. The advisors have focused  on five key recommendations that they think are the most critical to move the needle on United States (U.S.) [...]

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The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa [PAC-DBIA] Meeting

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (Council) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, 29 June, to deliberate on recommendations related to strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. Topics will include the U.S. Government Power Africa initiative and energy infrastructure, the upcoming U.S.-Africa Business Forum, [...]

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Obama Addresses Kenyans


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Obama (Back) in Africa

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Kenya: It’s a Hotbed of What?

Obama’s visit to Kenya commenced in a reactionary frenzy to CNN’s pre-visit headline that Kenya is a hotbed of terrorism. Africanists chronically discuss how Western media focuses on negative stories to perpetuate a sense of Africa as a place of despair, disease and violence. But this particular headline touched a [...]

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Doing Business in Africa: Strengthening Engagement Between the U.S. and Africa

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) – made up of 15 private sector corporate members, including Africa.com CEO Teresa Clarke - will meet today to present their recommendations on how to strengthen the commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. RECOMMENDATION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: 1. Capital Markets: Support capacity building activities for African financial [...]

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5 Surprising People In Attendance at the White House Dinner for African Leaders

As part of the extensive schedule of events taking place during the three-day African Leaders Summit, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a dinner at the White House. While the formal dinner was held in honor of the 50 African leaders currently in D.C., the  exclusive list [...]

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What’s on the White House Menu When African Leaders Come to Dinner

Fifty-one African leaders (along their spouses and other dignitaries) were treated to a 4-course meal at the US-Africa Summit formal State Dinner hosted by President Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House (well in a massive tent on the South Lawn as there was no space large enough to [...]

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Chocolate City in the House! (in the White House, that is)

Chocolate City. That is the affectionate nickname used by many African Americans to refer to Washington DC and its large black population. The week of August 4th 2014 saw Washington expand this notion of a ‘Chocolate City’  to new venues—from the White House to the Capitol, from the board rooms [...]

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