Conversation and Dinner with African Ambassador Series

Ambassador Josefina Diakite of The Republic of Angola (left)Conversation and Dinner with African Ambassadors provides a forum for African ambassadors to dialogue with policymakers and the media about their foreign policy objectives, misperceptions about Africa, and bilateral U.S. – Africa relations. The Africa Society launched this innovative program on Capitol Hill in 2006. Since its inception, the Conversation and Dinner Series has engaged an audience of approximately 500 participants, including Members of Congress, heads of Africa focused organizations, and members of the business community.

The initial program was co-chaired by Senator Richard Lugar and Congressman Donald Payne, and featured Nigeria’s Ambassador George Obiozior. Subsequently, we have held five programs featuring His Excellency Sameh Shoukry of the Arab Islamic Republic of Egypt, Her Excellency Ambassador Josefina Diakite of The Republic of Angola, His Excellency Ambassador Welile Nhlapo of The Republic of South Africa, Her Excellency Ambassador Faida Mitifu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and His Excellency Ambassador Amine Kherbi of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.