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With Africa’s private sector on the rise, U.S. businesses seek to expand their presence

August 5, 2014, The Washington Post

Covington's senior international advisor for Africa, Witney Schneidman, is quoted regarding business growth in Africa and the African Summit taking place in Washington D.C. this week:

“It’s a bit of an outdated perception to think of Africa as a continent of value for natural resources because now it’s of value for human resources,” said Witney Schneidman, a senior international adviser for Africa at Covington and Burling.

“This summit is really a response to the changing dynamics on the continent and the realization that it’s time to move the historical relationship with Africa that was largely defined by a donor-patron relationship to a relationship defined by mutual benefit and mutual gain,” Schneidman said. 

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