U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

View of African continent from space

The White House recently released its Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa. This document outlines ways in which the United States will partner with sub-Saharan African countries in order to achieve four overarching objectives. These four goals are to:

1. Strengthen Democratic Institutions
2. Spur Economic Growth, Trade, and Investment
3. Advance Peace and Security
4. Promote Opportunity and Development

In the foreword to the strategy, President Obama declares: “As we look toward the future, it is clear that Africa is more important than ever to the security and prosperity of the international community, and to the United States in particular. Africa’s economies are among the fastest growing in the world, with technological change sweeping across the continent and offering tremendous opportunities in banking, medicine, politics, and business. At the same time, the burgeoning youth population in Africa is changing economies and political systems in profound ways.”

“America’s partnership with this new generation of Africans will extend beyond our Government to the broad and deepening relationships between our peoples, businesses, and institutions. These roots will drive our path to a future of democracy, peace, and prosperity for generations to come.”

To read the Fact Sheet for this document, click here

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