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Obama & Africa [4]: Meeting African leaders in US (Photos)

Obama & Africa [4]: Meeting African leaders in US (Photos)

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During his tenure as President, Obama has met African leaders for talks at the White House in Washington DC. More often than not, these leaders are seen at the famous fireplace in the Oval Office, with the bust of Abraham Lincoln behind.

Obama also established the African leaders Summit that invited all African leaders to the White House to dilate on how to deepen democracy and trade on the continent.

The pictures below will in part show Obama meeting a cross section of African head of states at the White House and also arrival of African leaders to the US-Africa summit.

African leaders during the summit called for a deeper economic relationship with the United States, hailing investment pledges totaling more than $17 billion at the Washington summit as a fresh step in the right direction.

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U.S. President Barack Obama ® meets with Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, June 12, 2009.

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Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama ® deliver remarks to reporters after their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington May 21, 2015.

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2015.

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U.S. President Barack Obama ® meets with Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, August 18, 2009.

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U.S. President Barack Obama ® meets with President of Botswana Ian Khama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, November 5, 2009.

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U.S. President Barack Obama ® shakes hands with King Mohammed VI of Morocco in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, November 22, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama ® shakes hands with South African President Jacob Zuma during their meeting at Blair House in Washington D.C. April 11, 2010. Zuma is in town for this week’s nuclear security summit.

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington March 8, 2012.

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Republic of the Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh and his wife, Zineb Jammeh, arrive for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, August 5, 2014.

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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya and his wife, Chantal Biya, arrive for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, August 5, 2014.

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Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba and his wife, Sylvia Valentin, arrive for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, August 5, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with African leaders at the White House in Washington March 28, 2013. (L-R) are President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, Obama, President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and Prime Minister Jose Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde.

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U.S. President Barack Obama © gestures during a meeting with democratically-elected leaders of African nations in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington July 29, 2011. With Obama are (L-R) Niger’s President Mahamadou Issofou, Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde and President Alassane Ouattara of the Ivory Coast.

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit arrives for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, August 5, 2014.

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Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma arrives for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, August 5, 2014.

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All photos courtesy of Reuters Pictures

Shaban Abdur Rahman Alfa
Africanews, web journalist
Congo, Pointe Noire
alfa.shaban@africanews.com

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