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Steve Herman @W7VOA
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New @realDonaldTrump administration’s #Africa strategy being unveiled here by @AmbJohnBolton.
The new #Africa strategy was approved by @POTUS yesterday and the administration "will begin executing (it) immediately," says @AmbJohnBolton.
"We will no longer support unproductive, unsuccessful and unaccountable UN peacekeeping missions," announces @AmbJohnBolton.
#China and #Russia rapidly expanding influence across #Africa to gain an advantage over US, according to @AmbJohnBolton.
#China "predatory actions" in #Africa are a sub-component of Beijing's strategic initiatives to expand its economic and military power, says @AmbJohnBolton in speech at @Heritage.
#Russia also seeking to increase its influence in #Africa "through corrupt economic dealings," says @AmbJohnBolton.
Lack of economic progress in the region has accompanied the growth of radical Islamic terrorism, according to @AmbJohnBolton.
Billions of dollars of US aid have not stopped terrorism, radicalism and violence and have helped #China and #Russia take advantage of African states, says @AmbJohnBolton. US "will not longer tolerate this pattern of aid without effect."
New US effort called 'Prosper Africa' will support US investment across the continent, announces @AmbJohnBolton, saying it'll counter "dependency, domination and debt."
Negotiations with #Africa for US support will be "on a bilateral basis," according to @AmbJohnBolton.
New US steps will also help African countries fight terrorism and enhance the rule of law, adds @AmbJohnBolton.
US will only back UN peacekeeping operations in #Africa that are "effective and efficient" that Washington "will seek to streamline," says @AmbJohnBolton.
"Continued malfeasance without consequences damages the integrity of the entire US peacekeeping system," adds @AmbJohnBolton. #Africa #UN
Countries that receive US assistance will be held to standards of accountability, says @AmbJohnBolton, specifically noting the "morally bankrupt leaders" of South Sudan.
"We are revisiting the foundational principles of the Marshall Plan," announces @AmbJohnBolton. "Our goal is to move recipient states to self-reliance."
"Countries that repeatedly vote against the United States...should not receive generous American foreign aid," says @AmbJohnBolton.
"We will expand economic ties on the basis of mutual respect," adds @AmbJohnBolton.
In post speech Q&A, @AmbJohnBolton “we need to foster independence for African countries.”
Foreign aid review by US "is very near completion," according to @AmbJohnBolton.
"It's time for African governments to take the lead themselves" on peacekeeping operations, says @AmbJohnBolton.
There's been a bipartisan mistaken perception by previous US administrations that #Africa isn't strategically important, says @AmbJohnBolton. "Africa is incredibly important to the United States" as the competition from #Russia and #China shows.
Transactional nature of @POTUS policy should be seen as a positive by leaders in #Africa, says @AmbJohnBolton.
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