August 7, 2014

President Obama's Troubling Dinner Party

Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates.

The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants, including autocrats such as Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos and Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who traveled to Washington for the summit, which included an official dinner at the White House.

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TAGGED: Africa, Democracy, Barack Obama

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