What is the US up to in Africa? | Africa | DW

DW: Do you have a hard time selling US policy on Africa?

Brian Neubert: I think it’s always a challenge. The United States has a pragmatic approach to Africa. We work very closely with the African Union, we are welcomed in partnerships with many many African countries, and we have great relationships with African people.

But there’s quite a lot happening on the continent. There are crises in places like South Sudan; Mali is still working through the challenges it’s had; in the Democratic Republic of Congo, of course there are migration and refugee and humanitarian challenges; here are challenges with violent extremism and other things and different opinions are expressed.

So, we want to participate in those stories, and that takes work — it’s not easy. We don’t expect people to accept our…

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