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14 04 14 AI – Please Support this campaign for President Obama to include CSOs in the forthcoming U.S-Africa Summit on 5-6 August 2014.

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President Barack Obama announced in January 2014 that the United States would host the first ever United States African Leaders Summit, scheduled to take place from August 5–6. The summit will provide a platform for U.S. policy makers and high-level government officials to meet face-to-face with potentially forty-seven African heads of state. The summit will reportedly focus on U.S. trade and investment in Africa, and highlight America’s commitment to the overall security of the continent. The summit will also occur during a time when the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) is nearing renewal in September 2015, and is therefore a topic ripe for discussion and debate.

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