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African American mayors from across the country have traveled to Africa for the The 2011 World Summit of Mayors Leadership Conference in Dakar, Senegal.

The summit will feature mayors from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The mayors will discus ways to build alliances and trade ideas.

The Huffington Post reports:

The goal: to build alliances with local leaders from across the planet and exchange a world of ideas and information that they hope will impact communities both on a local, national and international level. “All politics really is local…” insists Omar Neal who is mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama — a notable city that boasts a population of about 11,000. And that was the general consensus of the delegation which convened in the glitzy Hotel Meridien President Conference Hall faintly resembles the United Nations, save for its rich wooden structures and distinct architecture which pays homage to the African continent.

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