n African Renaissance - Evaluating the 2014 US-Africa Summit

Volume 11 Number 3-4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Leaders from 50 African states gathered in Washington from August 4-6 2014 for the first continent-wide US-African Summit hosted by President Barrack Obama. The theme of the Summit - "Investing in the Next Generation" - was officially meant to strengthen ties between the United States and Africa. The article evaluates the Summit and argues that though it was all gesture politics, Africa still stood to gain from it.

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