Bureau of African Affairs
The Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs is focused on the development and management of U.S. policy concerning the African continent.
The Administration’s Africa Strategy, signed by President Trump, focuses on three core objectives:
- Advancing trade and commercial ties with key African states to increase U.S. and African prosperity;
- Protecting the United States from cross-border health and security threats; and
- Supporting key African states’ progress toward stability, citizen-responsive governance, and self-reliance.
Assistant Secretary Nagy (Feb. 9): "The Administration recently unveiled a new Africa Strategy and we are re-calibrating our engagement on the continent. Overall, we want a more resilient continent that is growing economically -- an Africa that looks increasingly to the private sector to create jobs for its youth and spur economic development.” Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Nagy (Feb. 6): "Education is key. That being said, I want to emphasize that the United States’ APLU universities are ideal partners for African higher education, and how important land-grant universities are to the African model.” Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Nagy (Jan. 30): "[The D.R.C.] just had a historic peaceful transition of power, the first time in 60 years a president has changed hands with minimal bloodshed. It faces many challenges, not least of which is the Ebola crisis. It is a country literally and figuratively at the center of African politics, and what happens there can and will influence the rest of Africa in many ways.” Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Nagy (Jan. 14): "And thank you for the great leadership you are showing out in the field from reporting on critical bilateral and regional issues to advancing our key national interests on human rights, good governance, health, humanitarian response, advancing the role of women in society, promoting trade and commercial interests, and supporting peace and security operations.” Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Nagy (Dec.13): "In advance of the 2019 elections, the U.S. government continues to support the Nigerian goal of free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections that reflect the will of the Nigerian people.” Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Nagy’s Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Promoting U.S. Interests in Africa
Assistant Secretary Nagy (Dec.12): "The United States has an unwavering commitment to [Africa], shown through our long-standing partnerships and support for good governance, security, human rights and economic growth, and provision of humanitarian assistance.” Full Text»
Secretary Pompeo (Dec.10): "I congratulate Senegal on the signing of its MCC Compact. The $550 million Senegal Power Compact will modernize and strengthen Senegal's power sector to increase economic growth and reduce poverty through improved access to electricity." Full Text» Readout» DipNote»
Nov. 27: In advance of World AIDS Day 2018, Secretary Pompeo announced the latest results achieved by U.S. leadership and partnerships through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has now saved more than 17 million lives. Report» DipNote» More»