The US administration has made it clear that Africa will be at the forefront of US foreign policy, along with a focus on democracy around the world. As President Biden stated on the International Day of Democracy: “No democracy is perfect, and no democracy is ever final. Every gain made, every barrier broken, is the result of determined, unceasing work.”
To commend advances in democracy, he will host the first of two Summits for Democracy on 9-10 December. 17 African countries have been invited to attend the inaugural summit. So who’s been working behind the scenes with Biden to reestablish Washington’s presence in Africa?
Antony Blinken, Secretary of State
The head of American diplomacy has made it clear that under the Biden administration, Africa will be at the forefront of US foreign policy. In his first official trip to the continent in November, Blinken visited Kenya, Nigeria and
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