A new era of U.S.-Africa partnerships
The Biden-Harris administration embarked on the next chapter in U.S.-Africa relations with $55 billion in new trade deals and partnerships over the next three years. “The United States is all in on Africa’s future,” President Biden said during the December 13–15 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. The president brought together nearly 50 African country leaders with civil society, business, diaspora and youth leaders to the three-day event. There, leaders mapped out new partnerships to meet today’s challenges, from food insecurity to global health, and struck new deals beneficial to companies in the U.S. and Africa. “Africa’s success and prosperity is essential to ensuring a better future for all of us, not just for Africa,” Biden said. Later that night, the president and first lady Jill Biden hosted a dinner for African leaders at the White House.