Dr. Stan Mukasa, Journalism Department, was among those invited to Congress for the Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum on August 5. Also contributing to the forum were members of academia, Congress, think tanks, and non-government organizations, as well as diplomats and government officials.
The purpose of the forum was to discuss issues facing Africa and the US trade and investment relations with the continent. The forum was hosted by Congress member Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Africa. It was held in coordination with the first ever U.S./Africa Leaders’ Summit, which brought to Washington nearly 50 heads of state from Africa at the invitation of President Obama.
The Journalism Department.