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Published on: January 25, 2017
Foreign Policy
U.S.-Africa Policy: Recommendations for President Trump

An open memorandum to President Trump on retaining the U.S. leadership role in Africa and remaining competitive with China.

Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) is a member of the Foreign Relations committee and the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the State Department’s operations and foreign assistance. He chaired the Foreign Relations subcommittee on Africa from 2010 to 2014, co-authoring multiple bills on U.S.-Africa policy that became law, including the reauthorization of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, the Electrify Africa Act, the Global Food Security Act, and the END Wildlife Trafficking Act.
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