U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with South Sudan President Salva Kiir before the conclusion of the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 26, 2013. Read more about the Secretary’s visit to Ethiopia here. [State Department photos/ Public Domain]

Yes, there are struggles. Of course there are. But today, war and strife in Africa are less common than freedom and development.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 25, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry works on the speech he delivered for the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. Read more about the Secretary’s visit to Ethiopia here. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry works on the speech he delivered for the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. Read more about the Secretary’s visit to Ethiopia here. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, as the two attend the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. Read more about the Secretary’s visit to Ethiopia here. [State Department photos/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as they both attend the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as they both attend the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during a break at the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during a break at the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti, as they both attend the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti, as they both attend the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom hold a news conference at the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. Read the transcript of their remarks here. [State Department photos/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn as they both attend the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. Find out more details about the Secretary’s visit to Ethiopia by going to his Trip Page. [State Department photos/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks with African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on November 28, 2012. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/11/201178.htm.