John Campbell

Africa in Transition

Campbell tracks political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

The G8 and Africa

by John Campbell Thursday, May 26, 2011

A man gestures for a souvenir photo next to at the entrance of the venue of the G8 summit in Deauville, northern France, May 24, 2011. (Andrew Winning/Courtesy Reuters)

World leaders descended on Deauville, France today for the start of the 2011 G8 meeting. The press has reported that  topics of discussion could include the Arab Spring, nuclear security, and the situation in Libya. My colleague Stewart Patrick has more to say about the G8’s role in recent years.

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