AMIP News & The Africa Society Launch Book on US-Africa Engagement

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Photo by George Bright Abu, Afrikan Post

Beryl Nnoma-Addison (Editor / VP, AMIP News), Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfiield (Asst. Sec. for Africa, State Dept.), Patricia Baine (President, The Africa Society), Frederick Nnoma-Addison (Author & Compiler/ CEO, AMIP News)

Washington, DC

Friday, January 13, 2017

AMIP News and The Africa Society launched The United States and Africa Relations: The Obama Presidency, a comprehensive and creative compilation, and review of US-Africa engagement, with a focus on the outgoing Obama Administration. US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield launched the commemorative book after her keynote address. Several members of the African Diplomatic Corps attended the event held at the Embassy of Ethiopia on International Drive, Northwest Washington.

The 300-plus-page book is based on the 4 Pillars of the Obama Administration’s strategy toward engagement with sub-Saharan Africa that was issued in June 2012. They are, Strengthen Democratic Institutions; Spur Economic Growth, Trade and Investment; Advance Peace and Security; and Promote Opportunity and Development.

Using both human and national interest stories, it highlights key US-Africa initiatives and partnerships, includes important presidential and governmental statements, speeches, White House Fact Sheets, historic photographs, and follows the trajectory of bilateral and multilateral relations wherever it leads. The book is an exceptional addition to international relations literature and will preserve history and promote future relations.

The book was authored and compiled by Frederick Nnoma-Addison and edited by Beryl Nnoma-Addison, both of AMIP News. AMIP News is the publisher of other volumes that detail US relations with individual African countries; The United States & Ghana -2010, The United States & Nigeria – 2010, The United States & Ghana, Vol. II – 2012.

United States & Africa Relations: The Obama Presidency is a joint production of AMIP News and The Africa Society. It is readily available for purchase here.


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