US president-elect Joe Biden and his new administration are expected to take a multilateral approach to foreign policy, easing tensions and increasing engagement with allies. Trade issues are also expected to be a top priority, and US engagement with African countries will likely focus on strengthening relationships in a strategic, co-operative way.

Biden is also likely to continue with successful bipartisan programmes implemented by his predecessors, as well as encourage US trade and investment in the continent. This bodes well for US-Africa trade and the US as a key trading partner with African countries...

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