The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up.
In this week’s news, bloggers are freed in an African country, the U.S. deploys troops in Central Africa, and African leaders head to India for a summit.
African Leaders Prepare for India-Africa Summit
More than 41 African Heads of State and Governments are expected to converge on the Indian capital, New Delhi for the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) on October 26-29.
According to the Indian Express newspaper, if all the invited leaders show up for the even this “makes it the highest attendance, surpassing China, US and Japan which have held African leaders’ summits in the past.”
In a tweet from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the PM stated, “India is proud to host @indiaafrica2015. The Summit reflects India & Africa’s desire to engage more intensively for a better future.”
The event is expected to build on relationships between India and African countries and will include participation from the African Union (AU).