Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Thursday, January 9

Subcommittee Hearing: Will there be an African Economic Community?

2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Amadou Sy, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Africa Growth Initiative
The Brookings Institution

Mr. Stephen Lande
Manchester Trade

Peter Quartey, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research
University of Ghana

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “The African Union is trying to follow the global trend by forming a regional economic union. This hearing will examine the potential for its efforts toward advancing the development of Africa and its people.”

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