On July 22, Ambassadors Carson, Lyman, and Moose discussed U.S.-Africa Engagement at USIP.
Read the event analysis, U.S. Africa Summit Leaders Face Weighty Agenda for Continent
Home to burgeoning economies and brutal civil conflicts – sometimes coexisting in the same country – Africa is increasingly prominent in the foreign policy agendas of world powers. In early August, President Obama will convene most of the heads of state of the 54 nations of Africa in Washington, D.C. for the first-ever summit between U.S. and African leaders. There will be no shortage of issues to discuss, from how to harness Africa's economic growth and lift large sections of its population out of poverty, to growing trade between the U.S.