Assistant Secretary of State Carson To Reflect on Four Years of U.S.-Africa Partnership and the Challenges That Lie Ahead for Africa

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 14, 2013

On January 16, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson will speak on “The United States – Africa Partnership: The Last Four Years and Beyond,” reflecting on the progress the United States and Africa have made together over the last four years in addressing Africa’s challenges and unlocking the continent’s potential. Among other issues, the Assistant Secretary will speak about the U.S.-Africa partnership on democracy, governance, and human rights; economic growth, trade, and investment; peace and security; and development and opportunity. He also will look ahead to some of the challenges Africa will face going forward.

The event will take place at 2:00pm at the Wilson Center, at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, D.C. Journalists who wish to attend or have additional questions about covering this event may contact the Wilson Center at

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