The White House's African Leaders Summit

The White House's African Leaders Summit

Heads of state from 50 African nations have been invited to a summit hosted by the White House this week. We talk about the focus on trade and investment, and consider the development and policy issues at play as the week gets under way.

Heads of state from 50 African nations have been invited to a summit hosted by the White House this week. The slate of events - official and unofficial - aims to strengthen ties between the administration and a host of nations. We talk about the focus on trade and investment, and consider the development and policy issues at play as the week gets under way.

Guests

Frank Forka

Director, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation Africa Trade Office

Mwangi Kimenyi

Senior Fellow and Director of the Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution

Ben Leo

Senior Fellow and Director of Rethinking US Development Policy initiative, Center for Global Development

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Summit Road Closures

Those who live or work near downtown Washington, D.C. will encounter several road closures and metro changes as the week's events continue.

A map from the Secret Service shows daily road closures through Aug. 6.

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The Metropolitan Police Department has posted a full list of closures here.

For live updates, MPD recommends following these agencies on Twitter:

DC Department of Transportation: @ddotdc
Office of the DC Mayor: @MayorVinceGray
US Park Police: @usparkpolicepio
US Secret Service: @SecretService
US Department of Homeland Security: @DHSgov
National Terrorism Advisory System: @NTASAlerts
WMATA: @wmata

And if you don't already follow WAMU's own traffic reporter @JerryEdwards885, this might be a good week to start.

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