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The 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Red Carpet Review

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-African leaders were invited to the White House for the first ever US Africa summit. The leaders and their first ladies attended the glamorous summit at the White House in Washington DC, USA.

-The aim of this summit is to focus on trade and investment and  underline the United State’s commitment to the African people, it’s democracy and security. It will facilitate the discussion on how to deepen this partnership.

-President Obama’s opening speech sought out similarities between the two continents.

-He opened with: ‘I stand before you as the president of the United States, a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa…Our faith traditions remind us of the inherent dignity of every human being and that our work as nations must be rooted in empathy and compassion for each other, as brothers and as sisters.’ …

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40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa

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On 12 October 2011, Forbes, famous for its powerful rankings of influential and famous people in different categories released a new ranking: The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa. This is a debut ranking in its category and I hope it will serve as a source of motivation for all Africans. More than 7,500 names were submitted and the top 40 was selected by voters. It is no surprise that the list is dominated by musicians.This only goes to strengthen my belief that music is one of the strongest mediums of communicating feelings and emotions, it is also a powerful tool that connects the singer to the listener and should never misused. Notables on the list also include authors, models, athletes, movie directors and actors.

The article went on to explain the criteria as ‘determining the celebrities who exert the highest …

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