Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
21 Dec 2020
4:48 am

Biden ‘won’t be Africa’s saviour’

Brian Sokutu

The incoming leader ‘has no choice but to address the many US internal challenges’

US President-elect Joe Biden gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally to support Democratic Senate candidates in Atlanta, Georgia on December 15, 2020. - US President-elect Joe Biden travelled to Georgia to campaign for Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)

With United States President Donald Trump having ordered American troops out of Somalia, Africa should not expect incoming US president Joe Biden to place the continent’s anti-terrorist threat too high on his administration’s agenda, according to an expert. Against a background of extremist Islamic State-linked groups al-Shabab and Boko Haram, continuing to unleash a reign of terror in Mali, northern Mozambique and Burkina Faso, with the recent incident having been the kidnapping and subsequent release of hundreds of school children in the Katsina State of Nigeria, Jasmine Opperman of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project, yesterday cautioned against...