After two abandoned attempts to fill the highest Africa position in the White House, the Trump team is considering a career intelligence officer, Cyril Sartor, to become senior director for Africa at the National Security Council. A nomination for the other senior Africa policy post - at the State Department - may be forthcoming, insiders say. The nominee is expected to be J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council.
Third Trump Try to Fill Senior Africa Policy Post
allAfrica, 25 July 2017
After two abandoned attempts to fill the highest Africa position in the White House, the Trump team is considering a career intelligence officer. Read more »
Two Africa posts to be filled by Trump administration? Cyril Sartor (far left) from the CIA may be picked to direct Africa at the National Security Council in the White House. J. Peter Pham from the Atlantic Council may be named Assistant Secretary of State for Africa.
Peter Pham - President Trump's Perfect Pick for Top Africa Post?
African Arguments, 1 August 2017
If Pham becomes Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, it would likely mark a shift in the tone and priorities of US-Africa relations. Read more »
From ISIL and Al Qaeda in Libya and Mali, to Boko Haram in Nigeria and Cameroon, to Al Shabab in Somalia and Kenya, has the long suffering, but ... see more »
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Changing Perceptions on Display at U.S.-Africa Business Summit in DC
allAfrica, 26 June 2017
"We must change the lenses with which we look at Africa from the traditional development mindset to an investment mindset," Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development… Read more »
The Pentagon has announced U.S. President Donald Trump's approval of revised combat rules for U.S. forces fighting the Al Queada-affiliated Al Shabaab in Somalia, ... Read more »
Africa policy in the Trump White House has become more difficult to predict following reports that the senior director for Africa on the National Security Council is out. Most ... Read more »
The Carter Centre, an election monitoring body established by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, offers a mixed but generally positive assessment of the work of the Independent ... Read more »
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