Fri Jun 23 19:09:47 SAST 2017
Gauteng exec who 'siphoned' R1.6 million

A Gauteng finance executive who allegedly drained more than R1.6-million from her company’s bank acc.

African leaders attend White House dinner (PHOTOS)

By Sapa | 2014-08-06 07:46:05.0

  • President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma (L) and one of his wives Nompumelelo Primrose Zuma (R) arrive at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington DC. Photo credit: EPA

  • Cameroon President Paul Biya arrives with his wife Chantal at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Republic of the Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh and his wife, Zineb Jammeh, arrive for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington. Photo credit: Reuters

  • Rwanda President Paul Kagame and daughter arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba and his wife, Sylvia Valentin, arrive for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington. Photo credit: Reuters

  • President of Guinea Bissau Jose Maria Vaz (C) and his spouse Rosa Teixeira Goudiaby Vaz (R) upon arriving at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington DC, USA. Photo credit: EPA

  • Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and his wife Salma Kikwete arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Ghana President John Mahama and his wife Lordina Mahama arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Chad President Idriss Deby Itno and his wife Hinda Déby Itno arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Mozambique President Armando Guebuza and his wife Maria da Luz Guebuza arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • King Mswati III of Swaziland and one of his wives arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Malawi President Peter Mutharika and spouse Gertrude Hendrina arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Heads of state and representatives from the African continent were hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday evening.

President Jacob Zuma attended the dinner, which was part of the US-Africa summit, with his second wife Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma.

The president and First Lady, dressed in a black three-quarter skirt and black jacket with sequenced sleeves, walked up a red carpet laid out by the door of the North entrance to the White House.

They were met by the United States chief of protocol Peter Selfridge before climbing the stairs towards the door.

The two were asked to turn around, and waved as photographers from around the US and Africa snapped away.

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane was ushered into the White House through a side entrance.

According to a programme, American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie was set to entertain guests at the dinner.

Guests would enjoy a chilled spiced tomato soup with socca crisps and coriander oil and micro cilantro for starters.

This would be followed by a chopped farmstand vegetable salad with sour cream dressing, crispy onions and pumpkinseed vinaigrette.

Mains would consist of grilled dry-aged beef with chermoula and crispy plantains, braised summer greens, sweet potatoes and coconut milk.

Dinner would be topped off by cappuccino fudge cake, Madagascar vanilla scented papaya and salted caramel sauce.

Representatives of around 40 African countries were in Washington attending the summit, initiated by Obama after his visit to the content last year.

The summit was focused on encouraging trade between US and the African continent.

X