African Heads of State have begun arriving in the US capital Washington DC for the biggest African Summit ever hosted by a sitting American President. However, a summit showcasing Africa as an emerging democratic and economic success story is being overshadowed by the worsening Ebola epidemic crises in West Africa, a debilitating civil war in South Sudan and deepening instability in North Africa.

The African leaders will gather at the State Department in Washington on Monday (today) and Tuesday at a special summit to be chaired by US President Barack Obama. More than 40 African heads of State will attend the summit designed to generate investment opportunities and economic growth for Africa – a continent rich in natural resources and one dubbed the “last frontier” as China, the US, Europe and Asia compete for its investment opportunities.

Buchizya Mseteka, CMR’s Executive Director for Southern Africa and Jeff Koinange, CMR’s Director and Trainer for East Africa are attending the conference that has also brought Africa’s top businessmen and women to the US capital.


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