Africa and U.S. Cities

Africa matters to U.S. cities

Over the past few decades, the continent has shaped the wealth, foreign policy profile, academic success, and cultural life of America’s major cities. To explore these links, the CSIS Africa Program is showcasing how the continent enriches Americans’ daily lives, highlighting economic, political, social, and cultural ties. We are also featuring the voices of Africans—including diaspora members living in the United States—on big topics like security, trade, Covid-19, immigration, systemic racism, and the U.S. election. How can these ties strengthen and deepen U.S.-African relations?