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U.S. and Nigerien flags at Niger Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger U.S. and Nigerien flags raised side by side at the base camp for air forces and other personnel supporting the construction of Niger Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, April 16, 2018 (AP photo by Carley Petesch).

America’s Downsized Relationship With Africa Is About to Go Totally Adrift

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: Frida Ghitis will return next week with her weekly Thursday column.

Since the end of the Cold War, American relations with Africa have been characterized by a single, powerful trend: disengagement. Its direction has been so constant that it is tempting to think of it as a fixed given, but that would be a mistake. In reality, over the past three decades, this troubling trend has only accelerated. ...

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