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Regional Affairs

Regional affairs

See also Foreign Embassies, U.S. Ambassadors, and Country Desk Offices (Appendix).


For North Africa, see Near East and South Asia.


Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Africa,1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., #4.08C, 20523-4801; (202) 712-0500. Fax, (202) 216-3008. Cheryl L. Anderson, Senior Assistant Administrator.


Advises the USAID administrator on U.S. policy toward developing countries in Africa.

Bureau of African Affairs (State Dept.),2201 C St. N.W., #6234A, 20520-3430; (202) 647-2530. Fax, (202) 647-6301. Donald Y. Yamamoto, Assistant Secretary (Acting), (202) 647-4440.

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Advises the secretary on U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa. Directors, assigned to different regions in Africa, aid the assistant secretary.

Bureau of African Affairs (State Dept.), Central African Affairs,2201 C St. N.W., #4244, 20520-2902; (202) 663-0535. Fax, (202) 647-1726. Rafael Foley, ...

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