The U.S. and Pakistan on Wednesday embarked on a two-day effort aimed at reversing years of mistrust. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hailed the strategic dialogue as the "start of something new." She admitted the U.S. and Pakistan had "had our misunderstandings and disagreements in the past, and there are sure to be more disagreements in the future."
Despite the many challenges facing the continent, “Africa is not … defined by poverty, misery and violence,” said Félix Tshisekedi, the chairperson of the African Union (AU). “Our continent is also defined by opportunities.”