On December 16 U.S. President Barack Obama signed an omnibus spending bill. The bill allocated $5.4 billion to fight Ebola in the United States and abroad, with $2.5 billion specifically appropriated to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Ruge was struck that much of the coverage depicted Africans only as victims. Little mention was made of their potential role in wiping out the deadly epidemic.
Since 2000, the number of malaria deaths in Africa and worldwide have decreased significantly, according to new data published in the World Malaria Report 2014.
The CODA Corporate Summit heralds the message that Africans are building a new Africa and that there is room and opportunity not only for economic success for investors, but that there is a moral imperative for investment in Africa to foster the future of the African people.