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May 14, 2015

A ‘waning of US leadership’ in Africa’s Great Lakes region

Today, an article co-authored by our Vice President for Policy & Government Relations, David Abramowitz, and Eric Willians, Senior Policy Adviser for Eastern Congo Initiative was published in The Hill. The article discusses the critical need for the appointment of a high-level envoy for the Great Lakes Region and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

“Some fear the risk of violence and instability in the region will only increase. With historic parliamentary and presidential elections expected in the DRC, Burundi and Rwanda over the next two years, the region approaches a critical juncture fraught with a mix of uncertainty and cautious hope.

The U.S. has invested billions of dollars in humanitarian, development and security assistance to build and strengthen democratic institutions throughout the region. There is critical need for a high-level envoy who is actively engaged and pursuing the full range of interests that are good for Africa as well as the U.S.”

Read the full article at The Hill.

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