I have a new post up at the African Loft: Obama’s Africa Policy: Does he have one? His Africa policy was described at the National Press Club in September by Witney W. Schneidman, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the Clinton administration.
He outlined three objectives for the continent:
- One is to accelerate Africa’s integration into the global economy.
- A second is to enhance the peace and security of African states.
- And a third is to strengthen relationships with those governments, institutions and civil society organizations committed to deepening democracy, accountability and reducing poverty in Africa.
There is more discussion of these objectives and what they mean in the article. Most positive were these lines:
… the days of external powers on their own deciding what is best for Africa needs to come to an end, once and for all.
There is a lot more there. Click over to the African Loft and read the whole story.