Tag: African leaders visiting America

Guinean President Visits US, Faces Term Limit Questions

By Salem Solomon, Abdourahmane Dia, James Butty

As Guinea’s president visits the U.S. preaching economic development, a debate rages back home about term limits.

President Alpha Condé spent the week visiting U.S. diplomats, granting interviews and meeting with business leaders. He said his goal is to attract investment and transform his country’s economy, which historically has been heavily dependent on mineral extraction.

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A Network of African Business Influencers, Minted in Atlanta

By Trevor Williams

The Mandela Washington Fellows who visited Atlanta for six weeks in June and July were emphatically positive about the leadership program that brought them across the Atlantic.

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‘Long overdue’ trip to Barbados for Kenyatta

By Christina Smith

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has described as “long overdue” his three-day state visit to Barbados, as he joined local dignitaries at a welcome reception in his honour, hosted by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason at Government House last night.

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Kenyatta, Jamaican PM mark International Decade for People of African Descent

By PSCUKINGSTON, Jamaica — President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness launched celebrations to mark the International Decade of People of African Descent in Kingston Jamaica.

The launch of the celebrations to mark the United Nations designated  period were unveiled as Jamaica observed its 57th independence anniversary.

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African fellows learn new business skills at the University of Iowa

By Thomas Friestad

Though they’ve got only a few weeks left in Iowa, about two dozen business leaders and entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa are making the most of it. Hailing from 19 countries, the 25 visitors were chosen through the six-week Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative, funded with a $150,000 U.S. State Department grant.

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“It was absolutely powerful and riveting.” Meeting Between Nehemiah, Young African Leaders

By David Dahmer

“I didn’t realize that being among these African leaders how I would feel so empowered. For me, they represent world history but also the future. We felt connected even though we hadn’t met before,” says Dr. Rev. Alex Gee. “There was something extremely powerful about people across the African diaspora [coming together]. We need to have more gatherings like this. It really moved me.”

On July 9, Dr. Gee and his team at Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development hosted the Mandela Washington Fellows of the African Studies Program at UW-Madison.

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Nigerian Vice President , Osinbajo, meets with Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence has described his Nigerian counterpart Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as his ‘friend’ after the pair met at the White House on Wednesday. Prof. Osinbajo who was in the United States on a four-day working visit had a closed door meeting with Mr. Pence.

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Nigerian Vice-President on Visit to New York meets UN Deputy Secretary-General

The vice president of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, has met with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed as part of his four day visit to the United State.

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Ghanaian Vice President speaks on digital convergence at University of Chicago

Says Ghana is using technological innovation to solve local problems in governance.


Ghana is showing the way in using technological innovation to solve local problems in governance on the continent, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

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Ghanaian Vice President Visits New York

Government to introduce e-visa


Ghanaian Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has indicated government’s effort to introduce electronic visa to ease the acquisition of Ghanaian visas.

He made this known, when he met with members of Ghana Chamber of Commerce in New York, as part of his official visit to the United States of America.

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Trump hails ‘Great President’ Al-Sisi during White House meeting

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban

President Donald Trump of the United States has described his Eygyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as a ‘great president … doing a great job” in the north African country.

The two leaders met at the White House on Tuesday during an official visit by the Egyptian leader. This trip is his second meeting with Trump in a space of two years.

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AfDB urges US businesses to “take advantage of opportunities” in Africa

African Development Bank President Adesina said it is time that the United States “scale up and take advantage of opportunities that other global players are already investing in.” APA learned on Friday.

Speaking at a high-level dialogue in Washington D.C., Akinwumi Adesina noted that “it is time to turn around the declining investments of the U.S. in Africa.

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Somalia’s Prime Minister, Hassan Khayre, Visits White House

Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Khayre met with President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton at the White House on Wednesday. Khayre is seen as a key ally in the fight against the al Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab

“Pleased to have hosted Somali PM Khayre today. I congratulated him on Somalia’s economic reforms and urged sustained engagement on this front. We discussed ways to deepen the strong US-Somalia partnership on critical issues, including counterterrorism and regional stability,” Bolton wrote on Twitter Wednesday following their meeting.

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Congo D.R President Felix Tshisekedi meets with Secretary Pompeo’s during U.S. visit

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met recently with Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi in Washington, D.C.

They discussed the future of U.S.-DRC relations following the country’s historic transfer of power earlier this year and expressed their common interest in partnering to deliver a better and more prosperous future for the Congolese people.

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Ghana President Examines U.S.–Ghana Relations, Foreign Investment at International House Talk

The Ghanaian President spoke about his plans for socioeconomic reform within the country.

By Oren Oppenheim

The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, addressed tensions and opportunities between the United States and Ghana, calling for a new dynamic in the relationship between the countries during a discussion at the University’s International House on Monday.

The event, which the Institute of Politics (IOP) and International House co-hosted as part of the latter’s Global Voices Program, was one of Akufo-Addo’s stops on a longer United States trip. In Chicago, Akufo-Addo had spoken with Chicago-based Ghanaians on the previous day and met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the day of his IOP talk.

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