By our board of advisers
Today, we formally endorse Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017 for President.
We do this on behalf and in the interest of Africa, a continent of more than 1.3 billion people with a deep love and respect for the United States.
We believe Joe Biden will help end the ravaging coronavirus pandemic that has killed about 42,000 people in Africa from 1.7 million infections.
We believe the Biden administration will continue to partner with the World Health Organization (WHO), and not fight or leave it, and the Africa CDC, and not abandon it, to fund research and maximize access and affordability to vaccines and therapeutics to defeat the coronavirus pandemic and other infectious diseases such as the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
We believe Joe Biden will restore the strong bond and mutual respect between Africa and the United States, and will partner with the continent to strengthen peace and security.
In the area of trade and commerce, we hope and believe that Joe Biden will seriously consider the African continent as a partner and strengthen trade ties by lifting some restrictions on many African products and increasing investments in Africa.
It is our belief that Joe Biden will continue to encourage the cultural, educational and technological exchange between the United States and Africa.
We believe Joe Biden will partner with young Africans to strengthen democracy, human rights and the freedom of the press across the African continent, as well as fight corruption and mismanagement of their resources.
We believe Joe Biden will relentlessly fight racism and white nationalism with his belief that all men and women are created equal.
More importantly, we believe Joe Biden will make Africans see the United States again as a friendly place where they are welcomed, respected and treated with dignity, love and care, and not a place where they are being seen as parasites who came from a ‘shit-hole’ continent.
By endorsing Joe Biden, we are completely and totally rejecting Donald Trump and his racist policies. We are also rejecting in totality his America-first or isolationist vision of the world.
It is our belief that under his leadership, relations between Africa and the United States have severely been damaged in many areas.
It is time to rebuild, and rebuild relations between Africa and the United States better with Joe Biden as President.
Our board of advisers is an independent body with no editorial input.