After a Feelgood Summit, Biden Has to Make Good on U.S.-Africa Ties 

After a Feelgood Summit, Biden Has to Make Good on U.S.-Africa Ties 
U.S. President Joe Biden and African leaders pose for a photo during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, Dec. 15, 2022 (AP photo by Susan Walsh).

U.S. President Joe Biden hosted 49 African leaders during this week’s U.S.-Africa Summit in an effort to improve ties damaged by the four tumultuous years of the Trump administration. Biden administration officials announced a raft of initiatives as a signal of Washington’s intent. But it is unlikely the summit alone will overcome lukewarm attitudes in African capitals toward Washington.

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