Opinion: What Africa Needs to Boost U.S. Trade
If I was to go to Washington next week, I would tell the administration that our relationship with the United States is one which we as Africa cherish very much, but that it is one that could use some refinement; that we need to revisit a few issues to make sure that U.S. priorities and U.S. aspirations in this relationship are consistent with Africa’s political priorities.
Africa’s relations with the United States are of course about more than trade and investment. There are a whole raft of issues of mutual interest – security being just one. But if we are to focus only on trade and investment, I would begin by providing an overview of where we are now.