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Deputy Assistant Secretary Remarks
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Remarks

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Phillip Carter, III

Deputy Assistant Secretary - James Swan
Principal areas of coverage: Central and Eastern Africa
Central countries - Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe
Eastern countries - Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Deputy Assistant Secretary - Carol Thompson
Principal areas of coverage: Southern Africa
Southern countries - Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Deputy Assistant Secretary - Todd J. Moss
Principal areas of concentration: economic policy issues and West Africa
Western countries - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo


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Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Todd Moss at the Foreign Press Center on July 1, 2008.  State Department photo.7th AGOA Forum
DAS Moss (July 1): "The future of Sub-Saharan Africa continues to look brighter, as we're seeing a growing number of countries begin to reap the benefits of sound, economic policy changes, improved governance and new investments in key sectors undertaken over the last decade. With the continued growth of responsible and representative governments in Africa and the recovery from several lengthy conflicts on the continent, much of Africa now is poised to see much more robust economic growth and an improvement in living standards." Full text

Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad Program
DAS Thompson (Apr. 17): "Our relationship today with Africa is deep, not only in politics and economics but in education and culture as well. Cultural exchanges between the United States and Africa bring the best of American culture to Africa and, in return, inspire American artists with the rhythms and colors of the continent."  Full text

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