Rex Tillerson: Remarks at the Ministerial on Trade, Security, and Governance in Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson delivered these remarks at the State Department in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 17, 2017. The occasion was a gathering of about three dozen African foreign ministers or their designated representatives. Thank you. And good morning, everyone. It really is my honor to welcome all of you to …

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Remarks by Donald Trump at Lunch with African Leaders

U.S. President Donald J. Trump met on Wednesday afternoon with several African heads of state and government, at a working lunch hosted by himself and First Lady Melania Trump at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Here are the remarks Trump delivered to the group, as released by the White House press office. The Washington …

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Remarks by Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi at 11th U.S.-Africa Business Summit

President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique delivered these remarks at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 11th biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2017. Text provided by the Office of the President. I was quite delighted to accept the invitation to attend this 11th Biannual USA-Africa Business Summit. This is …

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Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at U.S.-Africa Business Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered these remarks at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 11th U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2016. The text was provided “as delivered.” Good morning. Thank you, Florie for that kind introduction. I also want to thank Chairman Jeff Sturchio (Ster-chee-o) and the entire team at …

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How a project with good aims delivered bitter outcomes in Sierra Leone

Gearoid Millar, University of Aberdeen Reports about land-grabs in Africa often attack the corporations that stand to profit from such projects. But little is said of the international development banks that fund the projects. Development banks are supposed to ensure adherence to human rights in the projects they fund, because human rights protection is central …

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