Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dr. Sanders US-Africa Summit 2014 & Ebola Issues Media Clips

Below follows a wrap up to date of Dr. Sanders media shows on both the US-Africa Summit & the Ebola Crisis
“This Week with George Stephanopoulos,”August 10, 2014 Transcript Link: 
Summary: Today on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” SIM medical missionary Dr. Frank Glover, Jr. and Ambassador Robin Sanders, former ambassador to Republic of the Congo and Nigeria, discuss the threat of Ebola in Africa.

Al Jazeera America News:  

Al Jazeera America’s The Stream:

CCTV (China Cable TV):


National Public Radio (NPR) Boston -90.9:

Summary: Ebola may have recently arrived in West Africa, but it’s not new to the continent. Former U.S. Ambassador Robin Sanders was serving in the Republic of Congo during an outbreak of Ebola in 2002-2003, and witnessed much of the work that went into combating it then. She joins NPR's  Here & Now to discuss how population density has affected the current outbreak and how the international


"Great Black Speakers" Chooses Dr. Sanders as One of Their Key Featured Speakers


Ambassador (Dr) Robin Renee Sanders  featured on Great Black Speaker's Facebook Page. Click link for more on Dr. Sanders' be chosen for "Great Back Speakers" highlighted speakers:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dr Sanders Part of Constituency for Africa Delegation to USAID HQ: Africa Trade & Ebola Discussed

CFA President Mel Foote Leads Key Delegation to USAID Headquarters, Dr. Sanders (far right)Attends
A 35-person delegation from the Constituency for Africa met today with senior officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss opportunities for African-Americans and other Americans of African descent in assisting in implementing US foreign assistance programs.  The CFA delegation was led by Melvin P. Foote, the President and CEO, and included a range of stakeholders from organizations, institutions, colleges and universities and from the private and entrepreneurial  community. Dr. Sanders, FEEEDS-CEO, was a member of this high-level and important CFA-led and organized delegation.
Leading the USAID team for the CFA meeting today was Mark Feierstein, the Associate Administrator and Oren E Whyche-Shaw, the Principal Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for the Africa Bureau at USAID. The CFA delegation was briefed on the success of the recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit; USAID’s response to the Ebola crisis; USAID efforts to promote STEM in Africa (Science, Technology, Engineer and Math); and a range of USAID efforts targeting the African Diaspora.  Discussion topics included efforts to renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and opportunities to expand trade between the US and Africa and within Africa; CFA’s efforts to launch and promote a STEM initiative in Africa; opportunities for African-American and Diaspora development groups to partner with USAID in Africa; and efforts to mobilize support for USAID and the development agenda in Africa.
FEEEDS encourages support and attendance at CFA’s 2014 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series, which gets underway in Washington next week and runs from September 24 - Oct 7, 2014.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

FEEEDS Highlighted in for White Paper on Upcoming US-Africa Summit

As published on - 30 July 2014

FEEEDS Initiative (Washington, D.C.)

Africa: White Paper on 'Africa Forum' Pre-Summit Dialogue Released 

FEEEDS CEO Ambassador Robin Sanders (center) moderating 'Africa Forum' session on trade with Botswana Ambassador Tebelelo Mazile Seretse (left) and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa Florie Liser.
Press Release
Washington, DC — Sponsors of the Africa Forum on July 10, 2014 have released their White Paper Report on the Forum - a Dialogue on Key African Issues prior to the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit event August 4-6, 2014.
The partner organizations include FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative, Gallup, The Africa Society, AllAfrica, and Operation Hope.
The White Paper summaries the discussions and recommendations by the Forum's panel of experts for the African leaders heading to Washington to meet with the U.S. President.
The Forum highlighted the importance of Africa Trade; Key Sectoral Developmental areas such as power, agriculture and the importance of SMEs and the Diaspora; and, emphasized next steps on African Governance Issues.
Over 250 invitees attended The Africa Forum at Gallup's headquarters in Washington D.C.
White Paper Report: The Africa Forum - a Dialogue on Key Issues in Africa PDF
FEEEDS-Gallup-Africa Society DC 'Africa Forum' Kicks off Issues for the US-Africa Leaders Summit
Press Release (July 12, 2014)

Also see CEO-FEEEDS article in Huffpost on need for the US to consider holding meetings at the regional level with the 50 Heads of State or Government that will be attending the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Amb. Sanders on Al Jazeera - Wither Chibok Girls 100 Days Later

Ambassador Sanders discuss latest challenges with finding the missing Chibok girls 100 days, and notes some reported intelligence successes against selected reported Boko Haram suspects. New segment highlight further the need to supply Nigeria's military with the necessary equipment and training, and although corruption is a problem, with additional controls and oversight, it will be critical to ensure Nigeria's military can fight the war against Boko Haram.