August 6th, 2014
10:16 AM ET
8 years ago

Final day of Obama's Africa summit to focus on security and corruption

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will participate in a full day of discussion with African leaders Wednesday, turning the conversation to "overall prosperity" in the third and final day of the African Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.

A White House official told CNN that the President will highlight the "complex security challenges" African countries face and how the United States can support them. The panel discussion is focused on "Peace and Regional Stability," one of three in which Obama will participate at the U.S. State Department Wednesday.


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  1. bmike

    You loud mouth rightwingers need to give it a rest you repubs in congress can't even agree to a bill...let alone anthing else. Need to vote all of you republicans out of office, I can't even imagine what a republican president would be doing in office right now. I mean really who do you have out their that could do the job..think about it. All these world problems going on I wouldn't trust a republican period.

    August 6, 2014 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  2. salaam muhammad

    In light of the tragic spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, there will come a time when the reality of Western Imperialism and the unconscionable acts of war that are perpetrated by the U. S. Govt. on the African continent will become the basis for the total corporate enslavement of the Motherland and her precious mineral resources which are so vital to Western (G7) Capitalism and her step-children....

    August 6, 2014 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  3. Thomas


    CORRUPTION is the number one reason for world poverty .

    You can't find peace , with out justice . Corruption is the plague of humanity .

    We need a world court that deals with international corruption , harsher punishment for those in the investment and finical sector , as well as those in politics . Corruption is and down economics , yet the money flows to the top .

    August 6, 2014 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  4. Ol' Yeller

    "Its a proven FACT conservatives give more to charities than any other segment of society. The conservative evangelicals give on average four times what liberals do...."

    This is a fundamental problem all right. People who still live like it is the 15th Century and the Church is the central form of government, therefore they will give money hand over fist to the churches, but then have a flipping fit over their taxes.
    Got news for you folks... the Government is the central form of government, not the church... not everybody goes to church, but we all pay taxes. So pay your taxes so we can fund these programs, but quit with 'we are better than you because we give more to charities/churches' crap, but then cry and whine and snivel because you have to pay taxes! What you give to Churches, charities, or whatnot is between you and them... it doesn't mean you gave at the office when it comes to your taxes.
    P.S. how is it a "proven FACT" conservatives or evangalistics ot whatever give more to charities than someone else.... I can see them 'claiming' to give more, or giving more if their is some benefit for them in it... but I doubts very seriously it can be a 'proven fact' when charity donations are many times anonymous and not taken as a deduction.
    I will buy that conservatives would take the maximum deduction possible by claiming the larger donations, but actually parting with some money voluntarily... I kinda' find that hard to swallow.
    You know greed and republicants are fairly synonymous....

    August 6, 2014 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. Rudy Haugeneder -- CANADA

    Obama is no Nelson Mandela - never was, never will be. Mandela represented Freedom for Africa. Obama is an American arms and drone salesman. And what comes after Obama when his presidential term ends is likely to be considerably worse. His African leaders summit is a political, social and economic sham.

    August 6, 2014 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Ol' Yeller: "Oooohhhhhhhh...... someone touched a nerve there.
    So we DID go to Iraq to "take down of a murderous dictator and his sons that killed hundreds of thousands of people"...
    I thought we were looking for WMD's!?!?"

    It completely baffles the mind that in the space of two decades, GOPerville has completely and utterly tried to
    rewrite not only U.S. history, but world history as well; and notwithstanding the fact that each new "theory" is grounded in nothing more than air bubbles ... there ARE those who actually DO believe the nonsense they spout.

    August 6, 2014 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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