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Refining African policies towards the US

Refining African policies towards the US

A call for an African policy framework for its relations with America

This article argues the case for an African policy framework with regards to the United States of America, as a strategic approach to redressing the many areas of asymmetry in relations. The absence of a coherent African policy or policies towards the US, against the background of past American policies towards Africa, is partly accountable for Africa’s poor socioeconomic performance vis-à-vis the US.

African Union Executive Council at AU headquarters , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2017. Photo: Government ZA

Can we speak of African agency?

Can we speak of African agency?

Should African states have foreign policy ambitions towards the US? The United States' relations with Africa, like most of its relations with other international actors, have always been dictated...

The chance for climate action

The chance for climate action

Even with smart development support from the US, African governments must improve climate governance The Trump administration, including former president Donald Trump himself, peddled conspiracy...

Globalised desires

Globalised desires

The digital divide between Africa and the US is shrinking fast There is an excitement that comes with one’s Facebook post getting many likes within hours, or with a WhatsApp status that quickly...