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U.S.-Africa: Enduring Partnership

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U.S.-Africa Partnership

The United States knows that, on most of the urgent challenges and opportunities we face, Africa will make the difference. We can’t achieve our goals around the world – whether that’s ending the COVID-19 pandemic, building a strong and inclusive global economy, combating the climate crisis, or revitalizing democracy and defending human rights – without the leadership of African governments, institutions, and citizens . . . The United States firmly believes that it’s time to stop treating Africa as a subject of geopolitics – and start treating it as the major geopolitical player it has become.
Antony J. Blinken
Secretary of State

President Biden’s Message to African Union Summit Participants | February 4, 2021

 

 

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal | November 15-20, 2021

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken faces a group of African and U.S. diplomats on the tarmc wtih Air Force 2 in the background

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Economic Cooperation and Development

 

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken participates in a commercial diplomacy event and MOU signing in Dakar, Senegal, on November 20, 2021

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Memorandum of Understanding Signing with U.S. Companies and Government of Senegal

Secretary Antony J. Blinken, et al.  | November 20, 2021

 

Textile workers creating clothes in factory

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AGOA: Promoting Trade and Respect for Human Rights in Africa

Share America | November 17, 2021

 

Three women sewing

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Prosper Africa: U.S. and African Businesses Growing Together

Share America | November 15, 2021

 

 


 

Youth Engagement

 

YALI by the Numbers | November 19, 2021

 

A young Kenyan woman sitting in an audience of smiles

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Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

young African Leaders Initiative

 

Secretary Blinken sits at a desk and speaks to an audience on camera

Video Remarks

Secretary Blinken Virtual Discussion with Alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative

Bureau of African Affairs | April 27, 2021

 


 

Health Cooperation

 

Staff members collect data at a U.S. Agency for International Development vaccination clinic in Indonesia.

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U.S. Seeks To Speed Global COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Share America | November 16, 2021

 

Men in protective fear looking at machine and vials

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Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Production in Africa

Share America | November 8, 2021

 

Medical recovery center inside of a tent

Article

How Eight U.S. Diplomats Fought the 2014 Ebola Epidemic

Share America | October 18, 2021

 

Woman wearing head covering smiles as she holds her smiling baby

Fact Sheet

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Global Health Diplomacy America | February 2021

 


 

Security, Peace, and Stability

 

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U.S. Africa Command Helps Partners Address Security, COVID-19

Share America | November 23, 2020

 

13 men and women (some in military uniform) line up and pose in front of several military air crafts

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U.S.-Made A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft Officially Inducted into Nigerian Air Force

U.S. Mission Nigeria | August 31, 2021

 

Female solider from Senegal walking

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U.S. Helping African Partners Fight Terrorism

Share America | April 8, 2020

 

U.S. Army Sgt. Enock Langat, medical logistics noncommissioned officer for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), stands in front of medical supplies at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Apr. 24, 2020

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United States Africa Command

U.S. Africa Command

 

 


 

Environmental Issues

Secretary Blinken poses with group of children behind sign that reads "National Geographic Kids Africa"

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Launching of National Geographic Kids Africa

Secretary Antony J. Blinken | November 17, 2021

 

Man looks up as he collects limes from his orchard

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Leaders Agree to “Transformative” Action To Stop Deforestation by 2030

Share America | November 5, 2021

 

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