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The U.S African Summit will be held at the Newseum, is at 555 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20001, Cross Streets: Between Constitution Ave NW and 6th St NW, Neighborhoods: Downtown (888) 639-7386.

These performers will get the opportunity to contribute to the discussion of improvements to Africa. The scheduled performers are from Africa and their names are A.Y. (Tanzania), Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe), D’Banj (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Femi Kuti (Nigeria), Judith Sephuma (South Africa), Omawumi (Nigeria), Victoria Kimani (Kenya) and Wax Dey (Cameroon).  Also, the Soul Children of Chicago directed by Dr. Walt Whitman will perform on August 6 at the Kennedy Center.  The youth group are not expected to give input on the matters discussed.

West Africa Ebola Out Break

With the looming influx of deaths in Africa from the Ebola virus many were concerned about the summit and possibility of an outbreak with the United States.  Rest assured according to the White House and the Center for Disease Control, CDC, which has been reporting on the outbreak in the news, there is no issue with the African leaders meeting in Washington  D.C.  The areas in West Africa dealing with the Ebola virus are Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.  The CDC states that the Ebola Virus which is the latest evolved name of the disease is initiated through contact with wild animals like bats, deer and gorillas.  But in order to spread the virus the person(s) must be exhibiting the Ebola symptoms of bleeding from the eyes, nose and mouth.  Otherwise according to the Center for Disease Control and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, a person is not considered contagious.

There are a few simple things you can do to prevent the spread of the disease.  Hygiene plays a big roll.  For example if you are a health care professional, work or a volunteer,  healthcare facility wash your hands often.  If any contact with a patient or the cleaning of the areas wash hands prior to putting on personal protective equipment, PPE, like gloves, face masks, shoe covers and wash your hands after removing the protective equipment.  The protective equipment should be water proof.  The CDC also recommends additional care for healthcare industry workers which you can view here.

American President Barack Obama is setting new highs again with being the first U.S president to hold the largest U.S. to Africa Summit to date.  The summit’s purpose to address the issues surrounding Africa like

Civil Society Forum
Investing in Women, Peace, and Prosperity
Investing in Health: Investing in Africa’s Future
Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate
Combating Wildlife Trafficking

It appears the overall goal of President Obama is to establish a more stable Africa by developing areas of growth and utilizing the natural resources and talents of the countrymen of Africa.  The summit will address growth in planting and harvesting of food and maintaining long-term resources even in times of economic downturns.  This will alleviate the demand from United States and other countries contributing so much of its food and dollar resources to the feeding and educating of the African nations.

If you recall President Barack Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr., was born of Luo ethnicity in Nyanza Province, Kenya. Obama Sr. grew up herding goats in Africa.  President Obama lived in several different areas of the world while growing up and experienced the social and economic hardships wondering if being black was a per-requisite to a varying of forms of wrongness like self-esteem, education, economics.  Obama with the help of his loving Mother and Grandparents molded Obama into a man who can look at a problem and not just get angry, but identify a solution.  The solution to Africa’s uneven prosperity, education and growth has the potential to be resolved through this years 2014 U.S. Africa summit in Washington D.C. August 4-6.

First Lady Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and the Bush institute will host a series on education with the spouses of the African leadership.  First Obama and Laura Bush will cover the topic of education during the Investing in our Future summit.  Fact sheets on countries invited to summit.

 

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

U.S. Africa Summit underway today

The U.S African Summit will be held at the Newseum, is at 555 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20001, Cross Streets: Between Constitution Ave NW and 6th St NW, Neighborhoods: Downtown (888) 639-7386.

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Vice President Joe Biden Addresses U.S Africa Summit Attendees

 

VP Biden says, Civilians are the keys to success of  a country.

VP Biden says, Civilians are the keys to success of a country.

Vice President Joe Biden encourages the group that they are the solution to the problem of instability in the continent of Africa.  Biden draws comparison to the United States of America.  Which draws the mind back to the history of the United States.  If the people of the colonies had not banded together, America would be a British Colony.  If President Lincoln did not free the slaves and band together with them America the land of the free may not exist today and be just as divided as many other countries around the world in the midst of war now.

Democracy is about the people banding together under one common idea to live free and value the opinions of all of its citizens.  Biden’s statement, “The civil society has as much to do with the success of Africa as much as the country leaders”, hits home with the press inquiring what are the plans of African leaders to combat the violence on children with regards to the 200 girls taken from a school-house.  The girls were sold for $12 each into the sex trade industry.

Democracy and equality is based on the ideas of full freedom of all persons.  Biden reiterates a nation can grow strong with cooperative efforts.  Biden states corruption is like a sickness that is stomped out by the civilians of the country working together to build a better country.  For example, those that enforce the laws must be incorruptible.  Otherwise you rob and pillage the future of your country.  Democracy becomes non-existent.

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U.S. Africa Summit: Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate

by Kathy Brocks

U.S AFRICA SUMMIT -Panel on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate-08/04/2014-Whitehouse.gov

U.S AFRICA SUMMIT -Panel on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate-08/04/2014-Whitehouse.gov

The United States hosts the leaders of the continent of Africa searching out ideas and laying out plans to fortify Africa’s stability and sustainable food supply in the event of tragedy, war or act of adverse nature caused by damaging weather.  John Kerry Secretary of State explains that one in four people in Sub-Sahara go hungry daily.  The outreach between the U.S. and Africa is to head off the potential financial strain that will be more than the United States can uphold.  In the world John Kerry estimates one and eight people go hungry.  If countries around the world continue in wars, outbreaks of preventable diseases, overloading one ecosystem or another and polluting others then there will be such a massive drain that no help will be possible.  Each countries ecosystem and ability to sustain viable food resources and clean drinking waters can adversely or positively affect the neighboring and/or surrounding countries.

Africa currently develops existing farms rather than carve out new farms disturbing the ecosystems.  The goal is to not just invest in making a profit, rather, invest in people, the land, the animals, the water those things that make up the ecosystem affording for a long-term prosperity for farms in Africa.  Listen to the video to hear what the Rockefeller Foundation is doing for resilience develop for food resources and more about how Africa is doing more to help itself and working with partners to be a better Africa.

U.S. Africa Summit underway today-CDC on Ebola Outbreak

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The U.S African Summit will be held at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20001, Cross Streets: Between Constitution Ave NW and 6th St NW, Neighborhoods: Downtown (888) 639-7386.

These performers will get the opportunity to contribute to the discussion of improvements to Africa. The scheduled performers are from Africa and their names are A.Y. (Tanzania), Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe), D’Banj (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Femi Kuti (Nigeria), Judith Sephuma (South Africa), Omawumi (Nigeria), Victoria Kimani (Kenya) and Wax Dey (Cameroon).  Also, the Soul Children of Chicago directed by Dr. Walt Whitman will perform on August 6 at the Kennedy Center.  The youth group are not expected to give input on the matters discussed.

West Africa Ebola Outbreak

With the looming influx of deaths in Africa from the Ebola virus many were concerned about the summit and possibility of an outbreak with the United States.  Rest assured according to the White House and the Center for Disease Control, CDC, which has been reporting on the outbreak in the news, there is no issue with the African leaders meeting in Washington  D.C.  The areas in West Africa dealing with the Ebola virus are Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.  The CDC states that the Ebola Virus which is the latest evolved name of the disease is initiated through contact with wild animals like bats, deer and gorillas.  But in order to spread the virus the person(s) must be exhibiting the Ebola symptoms of bleeding from the eyes, nose and mouth.  Otherwise according to the Center for Disease Control and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, a person is not considered contagious.

There are a few simple things you can do to prevent the spread of the disease.  Hygiene plays a big roll.  For example if you are a health care professional, work or a volunteer,  healthcare facility wash your hands often.  If any contact with a patient or the cleaning of the areas wash hands prior to putting on personal protective equipment, PPE, like gloves, face masks, shoe covers and wash your hands after removing the protective equipment.  The protective equipment should be water proof.  The CDC also recommends additional care for healthcare industry workers which you can view here.

American President Barack Obama is setting new highs again with being the first U.S president to hold the largest U.S. to Africa Summit to date.  The summit’s purpose to address the issues surrounding Africa like

Civil Society Forum
Investing in Women, Peace, and Prosperity
Investing in Health: Investing in Africa’s Future
Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate
Combating Wildlife Trafficking

It appears the overall goal of President Obama is to establish a more stable Africa by developing areas of growth and utilizing the natural resources and talents of the countrymen of Africa.  The summit will address growth in planting and harvesting of food and maintaining long-term resources even in times of economic downturns.  This will alleviate the demand from United States and other countries contributing so much of its food and dollar resources to the feeding and educating of the African nations.

If you recall President Barack Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr., was born of Luo ethnicity in Nyanza Province, Kenya. Obama Sr. grew up herding goats in Africa.  President Obama lived in several different areas of the world while growing up and experienced the social and economic hardships wondering if being black was a per-requisite to a varying of forms of wrongness like self-esteem, education, economics.  Obama with the help of his loving Mother and Grandparents molded Obama into a man who can look at a problem and not just get angry, but identify a solution.  The solution to Africa’s uneven prosperity, education and growth has the potential to be resolved through this years 2014 U.S. Africa summit in Washington D.C. August 4-6.

First Lady Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and the Bush institute will host a series on education with the spouses of the African leadership.  First Obama and Laura Bush will cover the topic of education during the Investing in our Future summit.  Fact sheets on countries invited to summit.

 

 

 

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

 

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