Obama praises U.S.-Africa summit as an ‘extraordinary event’

August 6, 2014

President Obama wrapped up a three-day summit with African leaders Wednesday...In his meeting with South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Edward R. Royce raised the issue that the conflict there has impeded assistance in the region. Silke Pietzsch, technical director for Action Against Hunger, said that in May, her group identified 176,000 children who faced serious or acute malnutrition in the country, along with 420,000 more who were experiencing  moderate malnutrition. “We’re seriously concerned about the real survival of those people,” Pietzsch said.