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Leaders depart for US-Africa summit in Washington

US-Africa summit in Washington

African leaders are heading to Washington ahead of the US-Africa summit that will be hosted by President Joe Biden.

The three-day summit begins on Tuesday and will aim to demonstrate the commitment of President Biden's administration to the continent, according to organisers.

A total of 49 heads of state and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat have been invited to the summit.

Mali, Guinea, Sudan and Burkina Faso - which are suspended by the African Union - were not invited. Eritrea was also excluded.

Some African leaders have been tweeting about their departure to the summit.

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