3 things the U.S. will cut back from Africa in its new strategy

December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am | News

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am | News

The United States has released its new “Prosper Africa” strategy on Thursday aimed at advancing American and African prosperity through the improvement of trade and commercial ties.

President Donald Trump said the new strategy hopes to “extend our economic partnerships with countries who are committed to self-reliance and to fostering opportunities for job creation in both Africa and the United States.”

However, details of the new strategy laid out by national security adviser, John Bolton, in remarks at the Heritage Foundation did not look progressive and beneficial to Africa like previous U.S. government strategies toward Africa.

“Under our new approach, every decision we make, every policy we pursue, and every dollar of aid we spend will further U.S. priorities in the region,” he said while naming three core U.S. interests on the continent including; advancing U.S. trade and commercial ties with African nations; countering the threat from Radical Islamic Terrorism and ensuring that U.S. taxpayer dollars for aid are used efficiently and effectively.

Here are three things that the new “Prosper Africa” strategy highlighted by Bolton will cut back from Africa.

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