Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden did not mention Africa in his speech while accepting the nomination for President of the United States of America on Thursday night in Delaware, but this is what he said.
“I will be a president who will stand with our allies and friends. I will make it clear to our adversaries the days of cozying up to dictators are over.”
Those two powerful sentences signaled that Joe Biden would renew and strengthen relations with the world, including Africa, and reject President Donald Trump’s America first or alone devastating foreign policy.
He would also stand against dictators rather than praise and enable them.
“I will stand always for our values of human rights and dignity. And I will work in common purpose for a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous world,” Biden added, another indication he would seek to deepen relations with the rest of the world, promote and protect human rights everywhere.
To do so, Biden would have to reverse budget cuts at the State Department, cancel the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organization and suspend the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.
He would also need to increase, rather than decrease, financial assistance to the most vulnerable countries around the world, especially in Africa, and seek global peace through the United Nations.
If elected, Biden would also need to reverse Visa restrictions imposed mainly on African nations by President Trump without any logical explanation.
“History has thrust one more urgent task on us. Will we be the generation that finally wipes the stain of racism from our national character?
“I believe we’re up to it.
“I believe we’re ready,” Biden added, another highlight that he would lead the fight against a cancer that has continued to kill black and brown people in the United States and around the world.
From Biden’s speech, it was clear he would pursue a different path from Donald Trump and dump his America first or alone foreign policy that may benefits Africa.