Obama to host African leaders (polotico) The Ethiopian dictators excluded!!!
White House press secretary Jay Carney announced Monday that President Obama will be hosting leaders from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Cape Verde at the White House next week.
President Ernest Bai of Sierra Leone, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde are set to attend the meeting March 28.
“The United States has strong partnerships with these countries based on shared democratic values and shared interests,” Carney said in a statement. “The five leaders will discuss strengthening democratic institutions across sub-Saharan Africa, and building on Africa’s democratic progress to generate increased economic opportunities and expanded trade and investment.
“The visit of these four leaders underscores the strategic importance the President places on building partnerships and substantive engagement with sub-Saharan Africa, and our commitment to working with strong and emerging African democracies.”