MCC's strategic approach to African trade and infrastructure

Kamran Khan, vice president for compact operations at the Millennium Challenge Corp. What does the African Growth and Opportunities Act mean for MCC partners? Khan shares his thoughts in this exclusive interview. Photo by: MCC

U.S. President Barack Obama hopes the summer of 2014 will go down in history as a defining chapter in U.S.-Africa relations.

Buzz is building around the U.S.-African Leaders Summit, which will, for the first time in U.S. history, convene nearly all of the African heads of state in Washington, D.C. — only those countries currently suspended from the African Union (the Central African Republic, Egypt, Madagascar and Guinea-Bissau) or under U.S./U.N. economic sanctions (Eritrea, Sudan and Zimbabwe) have been excluded.

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    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.