Outcasts And Vexing Guests At Obama’s Africa Summit – Yahoo News

“It is a dilemma and there is no easy way around when you get to decide who comes and who does not come,” acknowledged Downie, saying the Obama administration had taken a pragmatic approach which would mean “there are some terrible poorly governed countries whose leaders will be shown the red carpet.” “It is better to have everyone in the room as much as possible because it gives a chance to engage with some of the worst offenders and to try to use that opportunity to encourage them to improve themselves,” he argued.
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