Africa Now September 17, 2014 Analyses of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Topic and Guests: Analyses of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.  Africa Now! featured a debriefing hosted by Advocacy Network on Africa (ADNA) and Africa Now! at Busboys and Poets which analyzed the summit.  What the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit really meant for people on the African continent and beyond?   How were the issues framed? What was missing in the sessions?  What should we expect in the future?  Who was and who was not on the table?

(Left to Right) Mwiza Munthali, Nii Akuetteh, Emira Woods, William Minter

(Left to Right) Mwiza Munthali, Nii Akuetteh, Emira Woods, William Minter

The panelists at the debriefing were: Mr. Nii Akuetteh, is an independent Africa policy analyst,  based in Washington, DC.  Mr. Akuetteh has written extensively on and worked in the African continent.   Dr. William Minter is a writer, researcher, and activist focusing particularly on southern Africa and international issues, and editor of the online newsletter AfricaFocus.  His most recent book is the co-edited No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000   Ms. Emira Woods, the Global Client Principal for Social Impact Programs at ThoughtWorks, a technology firm committed to social and economic justice.  Ms. Woods has written and appeared in several media outlets on issues concerning Africa.  The moderator was the host of Africa Now! Mr. Mwiza Munthali.

Originally broadcast on WPFW 89.3FM, Washington, DC.  Tune into Africa Now! live on WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area or visit www.wpfwfm.org on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM (Eastern).