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Reflections on the Summit: Whither US-Africa Relations?

The recently concluded US-Africa Leaders Summit, which was held from August 4-6, 2014 and whose main theme was "Investing in the Next Generation," was an opportunity to discuss key issues and define a way forward for US-Africa relations. The gathering was historic. It was the first-ever US-Africa Summit since most African countries gained their independence some fifty years ago.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program at The Wilson Center, provides an in-depth analysis on summit expectations, tangible outcomes followings its closure, and recommendations for next steps the United States government should take to ensure sustainable engagement with Africa.

Please click on the attached document below to read the entire piece.

Photos courtesy of the U.S. Department of State via Flickr.

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Monde Muyangwa

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The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our Africa Up Close blog, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.    Read more