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Analyst: Counterterrorism Likely Focus of US-Africa Summit

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Africa analyst Bronwyn Bruton said she does not expect to hear a lot about human rights issues during the forthcoming US/Africa leaders’ summit in Washington.

Bruton, deputy director of the Africa Center at the US-based Atlantic Council, said she is concerned that the summit might disappoint many of the African leaders if each of them does not get a face-to-face meeting with President Barack Obama to talk specifically about what the United States can do for each country.

She said Obama’s foreign policy speech to graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point suggested he was proposing the “Africanization of US security policy.”