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Yellen’s Trip to Africa: A Chance to Reset US-Africa Relations
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Yellen’s Trip to Africa: A Chance to Reset US-Africa Relations

Kate Donald and Anne-Marea Griffin explore how Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s trip to Africa can play a major role in helping the Biden administration reset the U.S.-Africa relationship.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s trip Africa this week can play a major role in helping the Biden administration reset the U.S.-Africa relationship. It holds the promise of starting a new chapter in policy cooperation and helping promote action in three critical areas: climate finance, inclusive global governance, and debt relief.

The visit – with stops in Senegal, Zambia, and South Africa – comes on the heels of the recent White House Africa Leaders Summit and the administration’s commitment to invest more than $55 billion in the continent over the next three years.

The above excerpt was originally published in Just Security. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

Kate Donald

Former Senior Director, Accountability and International Policy

Anne-Marea Griffin

Department

National Security and International Policy

Advancing progressive national security policies that are grounded in respect for democratic values: accountability, rule of law, and human rights.

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