Africa Update - June 2014

In This Issue:

- Leading the News

- United States – Africa Relations

- North Africa

- East Africa

- West Africa

- Sub-Saharan Africa

- General Africa News

- Excerpt from Leading the News:

U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial -

On June 3rd-4th, the U.S. Government and the Government of Ethiopia co-hosted the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial (AEM) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AEM focused on the theme of “Catalyzing Sustainable Energy Growth in Africa.” Attended by government ministers from North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. government officials, multilateral development partners, regional and sub-regional African energy organizations, academia, civil society, and private sector leaders, the AEM explored best practices for accelerating the development of clean energy and energy efficiency in Africa and highlighted President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative. The U.S. delegation to the AEM was led by Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz. Additional members of the U.S. delegation included U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah, Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director Gayle Smith, President Barack Obama’s Coordinator for Power Africa and Trade Africa Andrew Herscowitz, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Director Leocadia Zak, Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the U.S. Chairman Fred Hochberg, and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield.

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