AFRICA Issue dated 04/03/2021

The African connections of Joe Biden's new oil diplomat

Virginia Palmer, when she was US Ambassador to Malawi (2015-2019).
Virginia Palmer, when she was US Ambassador to Malawi (2015-2019). © US Embassy Lilongwe/Facebook
Virginia Palmer is already well aware of the energy challenges faced by the continent. Temporarily appointed to a key energy post in the new US administration, she is likely to prioritise countering the influence of China in Africa, just as her predecessor did. [...] (347 words)
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