White House Redesigns the Future of America’s Partnership with Sub-Saharan Africa

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 06/14/2012

obama_africaWashington, D.C. -“As we look toward the future, it is clear that Africa is more important than ever to the security and prosperity of the international community, and to the United States in particular,” said President Obama in a new Presidential Policy Directive on Sub-Saharan Africa signed today.

The U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa sets forth four strategic objectives for U.S. engagement in Africa: (1) strengthen democratic institutions; (2) spur economic growth, trade, and investment; (3) advance peace and security; and (4) promote opportunity and development.

Two of these objectives—strengthening democratic institutions and promoting economic growth, trade, and investment—will receive particular attention.

“The United States will prioritize efforts to empower the next generation of African leadership,” said Obama.

Source: The White House