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Two Day U.S.-Africa Business Summit Kicks Off Today As Part of White House Push to Revitalize Trade With the Continent

Volume of U.S. imports of trade goods from Africa from 1997 to 2020(in billion U.S. dollars). Source: Statista

After years of sitting on the Africa summit sidelines, the United States is getting back in the game with the start of a two-day online business forum that starts on Tuesday. The gathering is organized by the business lobby group Corporate Council on Africa.

In an effort to demonstrate that the White House is taking Africa more seriously than its predecessor did, the administration is bringing out some of its most senior foreign policy leads to participate in the conference including Trade Representative Katherine Tai, USAID head Samantha Power and US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield among others.

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