African leaders meet in Washington

Published December 14th, 2022 - 09:31 GMT

ALBAWABA - African leaders meet in Washington in a special US-Africa summit. About 50 heads of states are attending from Africa in the American capital for the first time in eight years. News of the summit, taking place between 13-15 December, is trending. 

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Somalia's Sheikh Mahmood with

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (R) listens to US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a meeting at the US-Africa Leaders Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on December 13, 2022. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)

Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum

Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum participates in a Peace, Security and Governance Forum during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2022. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)

At the meeting

African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat speaks during a Peace, Security and Governance Forum during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2022. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)

Attendees listen as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris gives remarks

Attendees listen as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris gives remarks at the African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum at the African American History and Culture Museum on December 13, 2022 in Washington, DC. The forum is in conjunction with the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, which is bringing together over 50 heads of state, government officials, business leaders, and civil society from Africa to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Africa. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Anna Moneymaker / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Kamala Harris

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC on December 13, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana speaks during the African Diaspora Young Leaders Forum on the sidelines of the US-Africa Leaders Summit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Moussa Faki Mahamat (L), Samantha Power (C)  and Blinken (R)

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power speaks with African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they participate in a Peace, Security and Governance Forum during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2022. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)

Somalia's Sheikh Mahmood with
Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum
At the meeting
Attendees listen as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris gives remarks
Kamala Harris
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana
Moussa Faki Mahamat (L), Samantha Power (C)  and Blinken (R)
Somalia's Sheikh Mahmood with
Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (R) listens to US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a meeting at the US-Africa Leaders Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on December 13, 2022. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)
Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum
Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum participates in a Peace, Security and Governance Forum during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2022. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)
At the meeting
African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat speaks during a Peace, Security and Governance Forum during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2022. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)
Attendees listen as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris gives remarks
Attendees listen as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris gives remarks at the African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum at the African American History and Culture Museum on December 13, 2022 in Washington, DC. The forum is in conjunction with the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, which is bringing together over 50 heads of state, government officials, business leaders, and civil society from Africa to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Africa. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Anna Moneymaker / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)
Kamala Harris
US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC on December 13, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana speaks during the African Diaspora Young Leaders Forum on the sidelines of the US-Africa Leaders Summit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
Moussa Faki Mahamat (L), Samantha Power (C)  and Blinken (R)
US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power speaks with African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they participate in a Peace, Security and Governance Forum during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2022. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)