“Is a Fundamental Change Needed in U.S.-Africa Relations?”
U.S. lawmakers, examining the threat that terrorism poses in Africa, have expressed concern that the United States may be overlooking human rights and governance abuses by regional leaders who provide assistance on counterterrorism issues. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, told a panel of the Senators at a hearing convened by the Foreign Relations Committee that countries in the region have critical vulnerabilities and capacity gaps that must be addressed.
Join us for our live, one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast of "Straight Talk Africa" when host Shaka Ssali and his panel guests discuss U.S.-Africa relations.
Question of the Week:
What changes, if any, should be taken to improve U.S.-Africa relations? Email us your reply at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us on Facebook.
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Washington Studio Guests:
Africa Diaspora Liaison
Senior Researcher, Africa Division
Human Rights Watch