Biden must prove his Africa strategy is no ‘tick the box’ exercise
President Joe Biden came into office eager to turn the page on his predecessor’s disdain and disinterest in the African continent.
Under the Biden administration, Africa is no longer taking a backrow seat. With a growing presence in US foreign policy, louder voices from its African diaspora, and incrasing investments, the US - Africa relationship is in the midst of an evolution.
Fresh from the release of the new US strategy for sub-Saharan Africa, and mere months away from the December US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, the top two Africa officials at the White House are in the spotlight. An interview with Dana Banks, the special adviser for the US-Africa Leaders Summit at the National Security Council (NSC), and her successor as NSC senior director for African affairs, Judd Devermont.
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