Africa Experts Tapped for Leading Roles on Biden-Harris Team

The transition team and top advisors for the incoming U.S. administration include people with Africa expertise in senior roles managing foreign policy, international development and Covid-19. One of the world leaders among those first to speak with President-Elect Joe Biden is South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa. The lead for the State Department transition - and now nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations - is Linda Thomas-Greenfield, one of the most experienced diplomats in the U.S. Foreign Service, who se service includes being Assistant Secretary of State for Africa and Ambassador to Liberia with earlier posting in Keyna, Nigeria, Rwanda and The Gambia, as well as Switzerland and Jamaica.



"Mr Biden welcomed the role that Africa plays in international affairs and in promoting multilateralism" - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after a phone call with the U.S. President-Elect.

President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris


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