Experts At Brookings Institution’s Foresight Africa Panel Discuss Trump Administration’s Possible Impacts On Africa
Devex: Development experts debate Trump’s likely impact on Africa
“Development experts at the annual Foresight Africa panel hosted by the Brookings Institution believe development and business opportunities for President Trump’s administration in Africa are vast, ranging from technology and infrastructure to road creation and renewable energy. But they also said it is too early to know exactly what the Trump administration’s priorities are regarding the continent. … Fears around Trump’s plans in Africa increased drastically with the recent publication in the New York Times of a four-page questionnaire from his transition team to the State Department that posed questions such as, ‘Is PEPFAR worth the massive investment when there are so many security concerns in Africa? Is PEPFAR becoming a massive, international entitlement program?’…” (Roby, 1/23).