Biden Pledges $55B to African Nations; Most Are Not Free Democracies

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2022
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A day after acknowledging to gathered African leaders the “imaginable cruelty” of the transatlantic slave trade – describing it as “my nation’s original sin” – President Biden on Thursday announced his administration would work with Congress to commit $55 billion in aid to Africa over the next three years.

Addressing a session of the three-day U.S.-Africa Summit, Biden also reiterated the administration’s support for permanent representation for Africa on a reformed U.N. Security Council, and on the Group of 20.

The remarks on slavery came at a dinner on Wednesday...

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