”I do want to congratulate you on your efforts. As a result of your work we now have a record.Ambassador Linda Thomas-GreenfieldU.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa (2013-2017)
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”You should take great pride in such a comprehensive work, which will be one for the ages.Grant T. HarrisSpecial Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs The White House (2011-2015)
”Congratulations to you for putting this together and publishing it in a timely manner. It will prove to be a very useful record.Ambassador Johnnie Carson (Retired)U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa (2009-2013)
”Of all the books I have read in my life, this is one piece of history I was able to live through with my son and daughter. In years to come we will look back at the Legacy of President Barack H. Obama, his family and his commitment to Africa with great pause, reflection and respect. Thank you.James CunninghamEducator/Artist, Washington DC
about the book
United States and Africa Relations: The Obama Presidency is the first joint publication of The Africa Society and AMIP News. It chronicles the policies implemented and programs engaged in by the Obama Administration with the African continent’s leaders and peoples. The book examines the four pillars of the Administration’s strategic engagement with sub-Saharan Africa which were to: Strengthen Democratic Institutions; Spur Economic Growth, Trade and Investment; Advance Peace and Security; and Promote Opportunity and Development.
Augmented by human and national interest stories, historic documents and memorable photographs, the 314 page volume highlights key initiatives, US-Africa partnerships, and follows the trajectory of bilateral and multilateral relations with Africa during the Obama years. United States and Africa Relations: The Obama Presidency will enlighten a wide range of individual readers, and is suitable for diplomats, educational institutions, libraries, organizations and those interested in international affairs.
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