U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa [August 2022]   [open pdf - 534KB]

From the Executive Summary: "Sub-Saharan Africa is critical to advancing our global priorities. It has one of the world's fastest growing populations, largest free trade areas, most diverse ecosystems, and one of the largest regional voting groups in the United Nations (UN). It is impossible to meet this era's defining challenges without African contributions and leadership. The region will factor prominently in efforts to: end the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic; tackle the climate crisis; reverse the global tide of democratic backsliding; address global food insecurity; strengthen an open and stable international system; shape the rules of the world on vital issues like trade, cyber, and emerging technologies; and confront the threat of terrorism, conflict, and transnational crime. This strategy reframes the region's importance to U.S. national security interests. [...] Accordingly, this strategy articulates a new vision for how and with whom we engage, while identifying additional areas of focus. It welcomes and affirms African agency, and seeks to include and elevate African voices in the most consequential global conversations. It calls for developing a deeper bench of partners and more flexible regional architecture to respond to urgent challenges and catalyze economic growth and opportunities. It recognizes the region's youth as an engine of entrepreneurship and innovation, and it emphasizes the enduring and historical ties between the American and African peoples. And it recasts traditional U.S. policy priorities--democracy and governance, peace and security, trade and investment, and development--as pathways to bolster the region's ability to solve global problems alongside the United States."

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