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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is expected to visit the White House in Washington at the beginning of April.
“President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to the White House on April 9, 2019,” stated the White House in an official statement on Friday.
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Use Africa’s wealth to empower youth – Akufo-Addo
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged African leaders to use the enormous wealth the continent is endowed with to develop and empower their respective youth populations.
With Africa possessing the largest generation of young people in history, President Akufo-Addo indicated that: “I place great hope in their capacity to shape the future of Africa and make Africa the lion that it was meant to be.”
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Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga visited Washington this week to ask U.S. officials to bolster support for his country’s fight against terrorism, warning that the weakened Islamic State in Iraq and Syria could jump-start the flow of extremists across the Sahel, Africa’s arid northwest, worsen the region’s security and jeopardize American interests there.
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Ghanaian president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to head an impressive list of speakers at this year’s Africa Development Conference, at Harvard University on March 29, 2019.The Ghanaian president will deliver the Executive Keynote address at the Forum hosted by Harvard Kennedy’s School’s Institute of Politics and the Center for African Studies of the University.
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