Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield Speaks at First 2014 Ambassador Andrew Young Lecture Series

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, hosted Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, as keynote speaker for the first 2014 Ambassador Andrew Young Lecture Series. The program took place on Wednesday, February […]

Teach Africa Brings DC High School Students and South Africa, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo Students Together

Along with the World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C., in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, The Africa Society hosted 200 Washington area high school students for our flagship program, Teach Africa. The program was held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Department of State in the Loy Henderson Auditorium. For more on Teach Africa […]

Gabon Module

Gabon from africasummit

A World Free of Aids

In commemoration of World Aids Day 2012 on December 1st, the US has unveiled the new US blueprint for an AIDS free generation. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Bluepint: Creating an AIDS free generation, provides a roadmap for how the U.S. Government will work to help achieve a generation free of AIDS. […]

Black November United Nations Screening

Starring - Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Anne Heche, Fred Amata, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Enyinna Nwigwe, Sarah Wayne Callies, Dede Mabiaku, Persia White, Vivica A Fox , Mbong Amata  

Africa in the News: Positive Predictions for E-tourism

 E-tourism, or the ability to book hotel, flight and other travel reservations online, accounts for about 56 percent of global travel today. Yet as late as 2005, e-tourism accounted for less than “2 percent of tourism revenues in Africa.” However, the disparity seems to be narrowing due to South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA […]

Africa in the News: Positive Predictions for E-tourism

 Positive Predictions for E-tourism’s Growth in Africa   E-tourism, or the ability to book hotel, flight and other travel reservations online, accounts for about 56 percent of global travel today. Yet as late as 2005, e-tourism accounted for less than “2 percent of tourism revenues in Africa.” However, the disparity seems to be narrowing due […]

Africa in the News: Malaria Prevention Efforts Find Success in Zanzibar

Malaria Prevention Efforts Find Success in Zanzibar The widespread destabilizing effects of malaria have become a thing of the past on the island of Zanzibar of the coast of East Africa. However, this was not always the case, but has been achieved through determined efforts by the government and the international community. The results are […]

Invitation to Briefing with Liberian Ministers of Planning and Development & Finance

The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa invites you to join us for a special briefing Featuring: The Honorable Amara Konneh Minister of Planning and Development Government of the Republic of Liberia The Honorable Augustine K. Ngafuan Minister of Finance Government of the Republic of Liberia Discussant: Pearl Alice Marsh, Ph.D. Senior Democratic […]

Africa in the News: Energy Efficient Stoves Make Impact on Ugandan Environment

 Energy Efficient Stoves Make Impact on Ugandan Environment   The worldwide effort to reduce carbon emissions is having a profound effect on the type of stoves used in Uganda. Carbon financing has allowed on small company to produce and provide efficient cooking stoves to Ugandans, saving money, resources and the environment. Ugastove, a thriving producer […]