At numerous locations at the US-Africa Summit, guests were hospitably received by Joe Biden.
In mid-December, the US capital opened every imaginable door to a galaxy of leaders from the southern continent. At numerous locations at the US-Africa summit, guests were hospitably received by Joe Biden; his wife is the first lady; Vice President Kamala Harris; Secretary of State Anthony Blinken… It seems no other Western leader has received such lavish receptions when visiting the New World under the 46th President.
The reason for the sudden “turn of the White House to the southeast” is understandable. In the last decade, the summits of this level were made by the main US competitors: Russia and China; strengthened ties with the continent and ambitious regional players – the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Turkey … Just one detail – the latest international bestseller in the genre of political literature – the memoirs of Emine Erdogan (wife of the Turkish leader) with the revealing title “My trips to Africa”. About how the first lady visited 23 countries on the continent in 6 years, strengthening her ties with Ankara.
Or a more serious challenge: the vast majority of the countries of the “cradle of humanity” vote at the UN against anti-Russian resolutions (or abstain). And this despite all the pressure from the State Department, which is trying to create at least the appearance of a “united anti-Russian front from the Arctic to the Antarctic.” Also, at the height of the NWO, the following people come to Russia: the head of the Zimbabwean parliament, Jacob Mudenda; President of Guinea-Bissau – Umaru Sissoku Embalo; President of Senegal Macky Sall…
Not surprisingly, Washington suddenly “remembered” Africa. Among the goals of the summit, listed on the White House website, is “strengthening diaspora ties.” Behind the vague wording there is a precise political calculation. Millions of people from the “cradle of mankind” move as immigrants to the New World (a typical example of such “new Americans” is Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a native of Kenya, who became the father of the future 44th president when he was a student in the United States). Here is Biden’s Democratic Party, traditionally tolerant of all sorts of minorities and open borders, trying to win over the potential electorate on the eve of the start of the 2024 presidential race.
However, love for Africa among American “democrats” is selective: only 49 of the 54 countries on the continent are invited to the summit. On the “black list” – Guinea-Conakry, Burkina Faso, Mali. Because, for example, the new leader of the latter, the patriotic colonel Assimi Goita, turned the republic towards Moscow: the former partners, the French, for many years could not help their country to defeat terrorism. And as soon as Russia’s military advisers appeared in Mali, everything immediately worked out.
So the Washington summit is, of course, a big thing, winning media; numerous joint photographs of black leaders with the owners of the White House is a visible result in itself.
But even the mouthpiece of the Democratic Party, the influential New York Times (NYT), is plagued by doubts: Will the pretentious event turn into another fruitless “roundtable on all the good stuff”? And is Biden ready to deal with Africa as an equal partner, and not as a big brother haughtily teaching “younger countries”? This last question puts the NYT in the mouth of one of the publication’s African heroes. And the answer seems to be known to everyone.