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President Isaias of Eritrea Won’t Be Missing Much

The U.S.- African Leaders Summit has already breaks too many international protocol traditions: The date was chosen to coincide with Obama's Birth day; all leaders will undergo Ebola virus screening in advance; Obama talks, they listen, no final document after the summit; no one-on-one meeeting with Obama; Dinner will be hosted by a cabinet secretary than by Obama himself; etc... Besides the free dinner, what is going to be the utility of the African leader's trip to this summit? It is going to be judged by the results to come anyways
The U.S.- African Leaders Summit has already breaks too many international protocol traditions: The date was chosen to coincide with Obama’s Birth day; all leaders will undergo Ebola virus screening in advance; Obama talks, they listen, no final document after the summit; no one-on-one meeeting with Obama; Dinner will be hosted by a cabinet secretary than by Obama himself; etc… Besides the free dinner, what is going to be the utility of the African leader’s trip to this summit then? It is going to be judged by the results to come anyways

By Bereket Kidane,

THE West has always treated African leaders like children. They always talk down to them. They don’t show them the respect that is shown to heads of state from other parts of the world.

In keeping with past practice of slights and departure from protocol, the Obama White House announced this weekend that every African leader that has received an invite for the White House Summit will be tested for the Ebola Virus without exception. How demeaning and disrespectful is that? Continue reading President Isaias of Eritrea Won’t Be Missing Much