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Blog Post | U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: A Focus on Foreign Direct Investment

July 11, 2014, Amadou Sy and Amy Copley

In this second installment of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit blog series, Amadou Sy and Amy Copley examine the trends of U.S. foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa and propose potential topics of focus for the forum to expand the U.S.’s investment strategy with Africa.

  • In the News

    What Cuba hopes to do is regain their historical status as a major transshipment point, mediating international commerce traveling from the Americas and Asia and circling around the Caribbean as far as Europe and eventually the east coast of United States.

    June 25, 2014, Richard Feinberg, National Public Radio
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    Chinese investments will help fill in the large infrastructure gap in Africa, but African countries have to make sure that they are having a good deal.

    May 13, 2014, Amadou Sy, CCTV America
  • Interview | NPR's Morning Edition

    8-Day Asia Trip Critical to Obama's Regional Strategy

    April 22, 2014, Mireya Solís

  • In the News

    These [TPP] talks are a way for the United States to rebalance its relationship with Asia, not just in military terms but in a way that taps into Asian economic optimism and that [avoids] highlighting China as a main security competitor. This rebalancing is actually an inclusive, expansive project.

    April 22, 2014, Mireya Solís, Washington Post
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    If the U.S. cannot deliver on [the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement], criticisms that the re-balance is just rhetoric take hold.

    April 22, 2014, Mireya Solís, Los Angeles Times
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    Crazy as it may sound that we should be so fixed on the beef prices or the reports on wheat and so forth, this actually has larger ramifications [for the Trans-Pacific Partnership].

    April 21, 2014, Mireya Solís, New York Times
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    I think that the TPP is a very important component of the [U.S. rebalance toward Asia]. It's not just about military redeployment, it's also about constructing a regional economic, trans-regional economic architecture.

    April 17, 2014, Mireya Solís, Global Post
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    Business in Africa is a long-term proposition and it is a very good investment for companies to invest in training local staff. It is a win-win situation.

    April 7, 2014, Amadou Sy, International Business Times
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    Things get better as we age, as long as we are reasonably healthy (age-adjusted) and in a stable partnership.

    April 1, 2014, Carol Graham, Washington Post
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    In terms of [Rwanda's] economic model, I think it’s a good example for the rest of Africa. Everybody has a vision but these guys have been successful. The record is there.

    March 23, 2014, Amadou Sy, New York Times

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