News & Analysis: US-Africa relations

Kagame invites US investors to Africa’s economic recovery process

“President Paul Kagame encouraged American investors to participate in economic opportunities as Africa emerges out of the COVID-19 recovery process for mutual benefit.”

via The New Times

How the West gets the WHO and Tedros wrong

“Western failings and US-China’s tensions led to unfair accusations against the global health body and its Ethiopian boss, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.”

via Ethiopia Insight

Kenya’s Case of COVID-19

“When COVID-19 reached East Africa in March, the Kenyan government swiftly imposed quarantines and restricted movement into and throughout the country. These measures contributed to the slow of the virus’s spread—the country’s current caseload stands at 3,727 with 104 deaths and 1,286 recoveries—but it did not prevent the near collapse of Kenya’s once-robust economy.”

via CSIS

A Seat at the Table: African Leadership in a Post-COVID-19 World

“While far from unprecedented, African admonishments of foreign partners have rarely been as forceful, sustained, or public. These rebukes are setting the stage for a recalibration of Africa’s ties with China, the United States, and other foreign governments.”

via CSIS

COVID-19 strategies Africa can learn from

“Perhaps it is fitting that the United States, the wealthiest country in the world, should offer insight for Africa – the world’s least developed region. Africa can look to the US for signs of what is to come, some useful policy responses, and plenty of examples of how not to react to this pandemic.”

via ISS

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

“The risk of contracting COVID-19 in Dar es Salaam is extremely high. Despite limited official reports, all evidence points to exponential growth of the epidemic in Dar and other locations in Tanzania.”

via U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

Off-grid solar companies draw on Ebola lessons to respond to COVID-19

“Chief Executive Officer of LIB Solar noted that to protect staff and customers, his company ‘reverted to Ebola procedures two weeks before the first reported case of COVID-19 in the country.'”


South Africa Ran Out of Chloroquine in Coronavirus Rush

“South Africa’s chloroquine supplies were temporarily depleted amid speculation that the drug could be used to treat the coronavirus and additional supplies to treat lupus sufferers had to be procured from India, said the chairman of the ministerial advisory group on the COVID-19 outbreak.”

via Bloomberg

Powering Sub-Saharan Africa’s COVID-19 Response – Transmission & Distribution

“Through Power Africa and USAID, the United States Government is bolstering electricity transmission and distribution networks across sub-Saharan Africa. Improved access to electricity strengthens our partner countries’ self-reliance and capacity to manage COVID-19.”


COVID-19: A test for Russia’s African ambitions

“Russia has far closer long-term partnerships with Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco than other African countries. These relationships are built on arrangements such as arms sales, the construction of nuclear power plants, oil and gas projects, and agricultural exports.”

via European Council on Foreign Relations