Biden’s ‘New’ Africa Strategy Is Still Thinking Inside the Box

Biden’s ‘New’ Africa Strategy Is Still Thinking Inside the Box
People watch as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s motorcade moves through Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 9, 2022 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).

During U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recent visit to the African continent, he unveiled a strategy document framing Washington’s new approach to relations with Africans. But the lofty ambition expressed in the document is unlikely to be realized, due to contradictions between Washington’s words and actions.

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