Newscast Media WASHINGTON—On August 5, the U.S. Department of Commerce and
Bloomberg Philanthropies will co-host the first U.S.-Africa Business Forum, focusing on
trade and investment opportunities on the continent.
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the forum while speaking to group
of business leaders in Lagos, Nigeria, May 21.
Pritzker and former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will host the forum, and
President Obama will be the keynote speaker, according to a May 21 Commerce
Department news release. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>
Newscast Media ADDIS ABABA—At the African Union (AU) annual summit that begins
on Friday Jan. 24, the crises in South Sudan and Central African Republic may sideline
the original main theme of food security.
The banner of this year’s week-long AU summit shows Africa in its most beautiful
colors: in addition to wind turbines, filled granaries and a boomtown skyline, there is
also a train, presumably symbolizing Addis Ababa’s planned light rail project,
construction of which has brought traffic in Addis Ababa to a standstill for months,
much to the annoyance of residents. READ FULL ARTICLE>>