Bipartisan Senate Delegation Visits Africa To Reaffirm U.S. Commitment To Relations On Continent
VOA News: Senators Seek to Reaffirm Value of U.S.-Africa Relations
“A bipartisan delegation of five U.S. senators [last week] returned from a week-long trip to four African countries to show America’s commitment to the continent. … Although no new programs were announced ahead of the trip, the senators pointed to a range of bipartisan initiatives dating back several administrations that has deepened U.S.-Africa ties. … Those initiatives include PEPFAR, an AIDS-relief initiative founded by former President George W. Bush; the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a foreign aid agency created by the U.S. Congress in 2004; and Power Africa, former President Barack Obama’s 2013 initiative to bring clean energy to the 70 percent of sub-Saharan Africans without access to reliable electricity…” (Solomon, 4/12).