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  On Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Embassy of Ghana, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa held the 19th iteration of the Ambassador Andrew Young lecture series entitled “MCC’s Commitment to Africa,” featuring Daniel W. Yohannes, Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The speakers emphasized the importance to continue the effort to educate the American public, policy makers, and those in the Africanist community on Africa and U.S. policy towards the continent. Mr. Yohannes focused on President Obama’s policy plan towards Africa and the MCC’s place in fostering peace, security, good governance and development on the continent. Edith Hazel, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Ghana and host of the event, provided welcoming remarks while Bernadette Paolo, President and CEO of The Africa Society, served as the Mistress of Ceremony. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, provided remarks on the Africa Society, commenting on the change he has personally seen in the American public and policy makers on their perception of Africa through increased education provided by the organization. Noah Samara, CEO of WorldSpace and Africa Society board member, had the honor…

The Africa Society of The National Summit on Africa and His Excellency Daniel Ohene Agyekum of Ghana cordially invite you to the nineteenth iteration of the Ambassador Andrew Young Lecture Series On Africa entitled “MCC’s Commitment to Africa” Featuring Daniel W. Yohannes Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Wednesday, October 6, 2010 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   Embassy of the Republic of Ghana 3512 International Drive, NW Washington, D.C. 20008 There will be a reception at the Embassy preceding the lecture. Embassy of the Republic of Ghana 3512 International Drive, NW Washington, D.C. 20008 RSVP: Email skuruswo@africasummit.org Or call Sarah Kuruswo at 202.232.3862

On August 3, 2010, 115 young African leaders spent the day with their peers and counterparts at the U.S. Department of State. Many individuals traveled far and wide, a few of them bravely risking their lives, to be at President Obama