USA - Africa: Secretary of State Antony J.Blinken’s Visit to Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal (November 2021). Part 1

 
PIIS032150750019235-0-1
DOI10.31857/S032150750019235-0
Publication type Article
Status Published
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Occupation: Principal Researcher, Center for the Study of Russian-African Relations and Foreign Policy of African Countries
Affiliation: Institute of African Studies
Address: Russian Federation,
Journal nameAsia and Africa Today
EditionIssue 3
Pages5-13
Abstract

The article is devoted to the conceptional pillars and main vectors of the US African policy pursued as a part of “America is back” course declared by President Biden. Its goal is to restore the US global domination, this time under the guise of countering “authoritarianism”.

The analysis is based on the materials of the visit paid by the US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal (November 17-20, 2021). It was in Abuja, on November 17, that the secretary made his keynote speech “The United States and Africa: Building a 21st Century Partnership”. Five areas of the US-Africa “common interests” and partnership are identified in the speech: global health, the climate crisis, inclusive economic growth, democracy, peace and security. The document is thoroughly reviewed.

Blinken was received by presidents U.Kenyatta, M.Buhari and M.Sall. The author describes the US bilateral cooperation with Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal in the above mention areas. Of interest are “Bilateral relations fact sheets” published by the Department of States on the eve of the visit. Presented are Blinken’s statements and answers concerning the US position on the conflict situations in Ethiopia, Sudan, Mali and Somalia.

KeywordsUnited States, Africa, partnership, common interests, global health, the climate crisis, inclusive economic growth, democracy, peace and security
Received17.01.2022
Publication date24.03.2022
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