Africa Center Visiting Fellow Aubrey Hruby cowrites for the Huffington Post on how the Obama administration should navigate the upcoming Africa Summit in Washington:
The World English dictionary defines the “Dog Days of Summer” in the following way: “the hot period of the summer reckoned in ancient times from the heliacal rising of Sirius (the Dog Star); a period marked by inactivity”
Washington in early August is indeed known for inactivity. Congress departs for its annual recess. Families, including the First one, usually pack up for the annual vacation.
But this year will be different. The President will host the biggest group of country leaders to ever visit our Capitol for a summit, all at once. This a one-of-a-kind event, featuring three days of official meetings, will find forty-five leaders of African countries in attendance.