U.S-Africa Leader Summit: Program of Events.

“I do not see the countries and peoples of Africa as a world apart; I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world – partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children. That partnership must be grounded in mutual responsibility and mutual respect.” President Obama

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U.S Africa

Source: White House

August 4, 2014(Washington, DC) — Throughout the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, African leaders will have an opportunity to engage with President Obama, his Cabinet members, and other key leaders, including business executives from the U.S. and Africa, Members of Congress, and members of civil society.

Discussions will center on how to encourage progress in key areas that Africans define as critical for the future of the continent: expanding trade and investment ties, engaging young African leaders, promoting inclusive sustainable development, expanding cooperation on peace and security, and gaining a better future for Africa’s next generation.

President Obama invited all African heads of state or government in good standing with the United States and the African Union to attend the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. An invitation was also extended to the African Union Chairperson.

The list of African heads of states that are welcomed:

  • Algeria: Delegation headed by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal
  • Angola: Delegation headed by Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente
  • Benin: Delegation headed by President Boni Yayi
  • Botswana: Delegation headed by Foreign Minister PhAndu Tombola Chanda Skelemani
  • Burkina Faso: Delegation headed by President Blaise Compaore
  • Burundi: Delegation headed by President Pierre Nkurunziza
  • Cabo Verde: Delegation headed by President Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca
  • Cameroon: Delegation headed by President Paul Biya
  • Chad: Delegation headed by President Idriss Deby Itno
  • Comoros: Delegation headed by President Ikililou Dhoinine
  • Cote d’Ivoire: Delegation headed by Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Delegation headed by President Joseph Kabila Kabange
  • Djibouti: Delegation headed by President Ismail Omar Guelleh
  • Egypt: Delegation headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab
  • Equatorial Guinea: Delegation headed by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
  • Ethiopia: Delegation headed by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe
  • Gabon: Delegation headed by President Ali Bongo Ondimba
  • Ghana: Delegation headed by President John Dramani Mahama
  • Guinea: Delegation headed by President Alpha Condé
  • Guinea Bissau: Delegation headed by President Jose Mario Vaz
  • Kenya: Delegation headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta
  • Lesotho: Delegation headed by Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane
  • Liberia: Delegation headed by Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr.
  • Libya: Delegation headed by Prime Minister Abdalla Alteni
  • Madagascar: Delegation headed by President Hery Rajaonarimampianina
  • Malawi: Delegation headed by President Arthur Peter Mutharika
  • Mali: Delegation headed by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
  • Mauritania: Delegation headed by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
  • Mauritius: Delegation headed by Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam
  • Morocco: Delegation headed by Prime Minister Abdel-Ilah Benkiran
  • Mozambique: Delegation headed by President Armando Emílio Guebuza
  • Namibia: Delegation headed by President Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba
  • Niger: Delegation headed by President Issoufou Mahamadou
  • Nigeria: Delegation headed by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
  • Republic of the Congo: Delegation headed by President Denis Sassou-Nguesso
  • Rwanda: Delegation headed by President Paul Kagame
  • São Tomé and Príncipe: Delegation headed by Prime Minister Gabriel Arcanjo Ferreira da Costa
  • Senegal: Delegation headed by President Macky Sall
  • Seychelles: Delegation headed by President James Alix Michel
  • Sierra Leone: Delegation headed by Foreign Minister Samura Kamara
  • Somalia: Delegation headed by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
  • South Africa: Delegation headed by President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
  • South Sudan: Delegation headed by President Salva Kiir Mayardit
  • Swaziland: Delegation headed by King Mswati III
  • Tanzania: Delegation headed by President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
  • The Gambia: Delegation headed by President Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh
  • Togo: Delegation headed by President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé
  • Tunisia: Delegation headed by President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki
  • Uganda: Delegation headed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
  • Zambia: Delegation headed by Vice President Guy Scott

Not in attendance:

  • Zimbabwe: President Robert Gabriel Mugabe
  • Eritrea: President Isaias Afwerki
  • Central African Republic: Inter president Catherine Samba-Panza
  • Sudan: President Omar El Bashir.

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