Obama Meets with African Leaders at Washington Summit

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which runs from August 4 through 6, will "advance the Administration's focus on trade and investment in Africa and highlight America's commitment to Africa's security, its democratic development, and its people." Fifty delegations from the continent are expected to participate in the event, making it the largest that any U.S. president has held with African heads of state and government.

On Wednesday night President Obama announced that InterAction (the leading alliance of American NGO's, of which Planet Aid is a member) had invested over $1.5 billion in Africa last year, and another $4 billion in investments from InterAction members is anticipated over the next three years.

In an op-ed for the Washington Post in advance of the event, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan wrote...