Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Assistant Secretary Carson Looks Back on US Africa Policy

Ambassador Johnnie Carson on Sept. 14, 2009/Center for American Progress
Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington on 16 January 2013, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, reviewed U.S. policy towards Africa over the last four years as he transitions out of the State Department.

He highlighted the progress made in Somalia and South Sudan.  He also discussed positive policy developments in Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Guinea, Niger, Mauritania, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Uganda.  He noted that the United States has put about $6 billion into Africa through the Millennium Challenge Corporation and urged Congress to renew the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act before it expires in 2015.  He laid out U.S. policy in Mali and expressed concern over the human rights situation in Equatorial Guinea.

Click U.S.-Africa Partnership: The Last Four Years and Beyond to read the transcript of his remarks. 

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