Africa Update - August 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 Leaders Summit -

On July 31st, President Barack Obama announced plans to launch the Steering Group on Africa Trade and Investment Capacity Building in conjunction with the start of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The Steering Group, which will be comprised of members from at least 17 federal agencies and organizations, will have 180 days to determine goals, benchmarks, and overall recommendations to bolster trade relations between the U.S. and Africa. The Steering Group will also be asked to develop recommendations for the reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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Topics:  Africa, Economic Development, Emerging Markets, Foreign Investment, Foreign Policy

Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Elections & Politics Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, International Trade Updates, Military Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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