We recognize Africa for its greatest resource, which is its people and its talents and their potential.
President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, August 5, 2014
The #USAfrica Leaders Summit kicked off today at the Department of State! Visit state.gov to learn more and watch events live through Wednesday.

The #USAfrica Leaders Summit kicked off today at the Department of State! Visit state.gov to learn more and watch events live through Wednesday.

Tomorrow, August 5, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies will co-host the first U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on strengthening trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa. You can read the schedule here and tune in live tomorrow at 9:00AM ET at www.video.state.gov/live.

Tomorrow, August 5, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies will co-host the first U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on strengthening trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa. You can read the schedule here and tune in live tomorrow at 9:00AM ET at www.video.state.gov/live.

Every day, 8,000 children die because they don’t have enough to eat… Around the world, one in eight people suffers from chronic hunger.
Secretary Kerry on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, August 4, 2014
It starts today! President Obama is hosting the U.S.-African Leaders Summit, August 4-6, the largest #USAfrica event to date. You can watch the summit live at http://video.state.gov/live and visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit to learn more about this event.

It starts today! President Obama is hosting the U.S.-African Leaders Summit, August 4-6, the largest #USAfrica event to date. You can watch the summit live at http://video.state.gov/live and visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit to learn more about this event.

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice previews the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit where President Obama will welcome nearly 50 African heads of state to Washington, as well as leaders from across Africa’s civil society, private sector and faith communities.

Secretary Kerry is currently on travel in India. Find out more about his travel here and see more photos on Flickr!

Again and again, through all my visits to your country, I’ve been struck by one profound fact: Afghans want, deserve and are building a better future.
Secretary Kerry on elections in Afghanistan, July 30, 2014
Even when girls do attend school, they often do so at great risk.
First Lady Michelle Obama, 2014 YALI Summit (via exchangealumni)