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President Obama's troubling dinner party
President Obama's troubling dinner party

The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates. The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants, including autocrats such as Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos and Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who traveled to Washington for the summit, which included an official dinner at the White House. Usually, leaders with such dismal records on democracy and human rights aren't welcomed at White House galas. This time, however, Obama excluded only four of the continent's leaders (Zimbabwe's Robert...

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