US Secretary of State Antony BIinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (center left) meet with African representatives at the US Africa Leaders Summit on December 13, 2022. Photo: AP/Evelyn Hockstein.

US Secretary of State Antony BIinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (center left) meet with African representatives at the US Africa Leaders Summit on December 13, 2022. Photo: AP/Evelyn Hockstein.