The Anti-climax of the US Africa Leaders Summit

By Uchenna Ekwo As the international press corps waited for President Barack Obama’s press conference inside the State Department auditorium to zip the three-day US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC, I was engaged in a discussion with two journalists from Nigeria and Cameroon who came to cover the summit. Both…

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US-Africa Leaders Summit: So what?

  By Uchenna Ekwo The US-Africa Leaders Summit is underway in Washington DC with Heads of States in Africa, civil society, and business leaders from Africa, dozens of US officials and nearly 1500 journalists including two delegates from Center for Media & Peace Initiatives participating. At the opening events, Secretary…

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Middle East conflict echoes in NYC

The ongoing conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine took center stage in New York at an interfaith dialogue and Iftah dinner organized by Nusantara Foundation and Peace Islands Institute in honor of a visiting youth group from Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, and Lebanon. The panel made up…

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