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Day 2 of the African Summit at the Whitehouse

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President Obama greets young Africans to the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Day 2 of the Africa Summit

President Obama gives a toast:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2014/08/05/full-transcript-president-obama-toasts-the-african-dignitaries-and-guests/

Clarence Page (Chicago Tribune) gives his view on the Africa Summit:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-africa-summit-free-speech-economic-development--20140806-column.html

Here is an article which just appeared on the internet from the Washington Post. Since electrification is a big issue in many African countries, this initiative could be very important. Without electricity, factories can not be built and home life is much different.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-to-announce-expansion-of-electrification-in-africa/2014/08/05/5b241554-1cab-11e4-82f9-2cd6fa8da5c4_story.html

"Usually, leaders with such dismal records on democracy and human rights aren't welcomed at White House galas." - Doyle McManus

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-column-africa-summit-human-rights-20140806-column.html

African Leaders talk with investors from America

The New York Times today has the following article, without much real information included:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/world/africa/african-leaders-sit-down-with-american-investors.html

Unfortunately, I have not been able to find individual articles which feature each leader in a separate piece. To me, this seems to be a serious drawback with the American press. Most articles state pretty much the same thing, over and over again.

In my point of view, each of these leaders comes from a very different country. We should be hearing about each country in a separate, detailed article.

But instead, we hear almost nothing about the details of each African country. Americans, in particular, come away with nothing new learned about what could have been a tremendous opportunity for growth

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