1 FAM 120 

BUREAU OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS (AF)

(CT:ORG-483;   10-11-2018)
(Office of Origin:  AF/EX)

1 FAM 121  ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS

(CT:ORG-234;   01-26-2011)

The Assistant Secretary for African Affairs (AF):

(1)  Reports directly to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (P);

(2)  Has the duties of an Assistant Secretary as stated in 1 FAM 112; and

(3)  Has substantive and coordinating responsibility for 1 FAM 120—Bureau of African Affairs (AF).

1 FAM 121.1  Organization

(CT:ORG-234;   01-26-2011)

An organization chart of the Bureau of African Affairs (AF) is found at 1 FAM Exhibit 121.1.

1 FAM 121.2  Authorities

(CT:ORG-396;   09-09-2016)

Authorities include:

(1)  22 U.S.C. 2651a and 2656, which are the general authorities of the Secretary of State for managing the Department and conducting foreign relations;

(2)  South African Democratic Transition Support Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-149);

(3)  Horn of Africa Recovery and Food Security Act (Public Law 102-274);

(4)  African Growth and Opportunity Act (Public Law 106-200);

(5)  Other authorities, as appropriate.

1 FAM 122  DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY (5)

(CT:ORG-234;   01-26-2011)

See 1 FAM 113.

1 FAM 123  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (AF/EX)

(CT:ORG-62;   01-31-1995)

See 1 FAM 116.

1 FAM 124  SPECIAL ADVISERS

(CT:ORG-376;   10-13-2015)

For special advisers, see 1 FAM 118; and for the Office of Economic and Regional Affairs (AF/ERA), see 1 FAM 118.3.

1 FAM 125  OFFICE DIRECTORS

(CT:ORG-185;   05-20-2008)

See 1 FAM 114.1.

1 FAM 125.1  Director of the Office of Central African Affairs (AF/C)

(CT:ORG-249;   08-03-2011)

The Director of the Office of Central African Affairs (AF/C) is responsible for the countries of:

(1)  Burundi;

(2)  Cameroon;

(3)  Central African Republic;

(4)  Chad;

(5)  Democratic Republic of Congo;

(6)  Equatorial Guinea;

(7)  Gabon;

(8)  Republic of Congo;

(9)  Rwanda; and

(10) Sao Tome and Principe.

1 FAM 125.2  Director of the Office of East African Affairs (AF/E)

(CT:ORG-249;   08-03-2011)

a. The Director of the Office of East African Affairs (AF/E) is responsible for the countries of:

(1)  Comoros;

(2)  Djibouti;

(3)  Eritrea;

(4)  Ethiopia;

(5)  Kenya;

(6)  Mauritius;

(7)  Madagascar;

(8)  Seychelles;

(9)  Somalia;

(10) Tanzania; and

(11) Uganda.

b. The Director for East African Affairs (AF/E) is also responsible for the British Indian Ocean Territories, including the Chagos Archipelago (which includes the island of Diego Garcia).

1 FAM 125.3  Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs (AF/S)

(CT:ORG-454;   05-31-2018)

The Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs (AF/S) is responsible for the countries of:

(1)  Angola;

(2)  Botswana;

(3)  Eswatini

(4)  Lesotho;

(5)  Mozambique;

(6)  Malawi;

(7)  Namibia;

(8)  South Africa;

(9)  Zambia; and

(10) Zimbabwe.

1 FAM 125.4  Director of the Office of West African Affairs (AF/W)

(CT:ORG-331;   05-28-2014)

The Director of the Office of West African Affairs (AF/W) is responsible for the countries of:

(1)  Benin;

(2)  Burkina Faso;

(3)  Cabo Verde;

(4)  Ghana;

(5)  Guinea;

(6)  Guinea-Bissau;

(7)  Cote d'Ivoire;

(8)  Liberia;

(9)  Mali;

(10) Mauritania;

(11) Niger;

(12) Nigeria;

(13) Senegal;

(14) Sierra Leone; and

(15) The Gambia.

1 FAM 125.5  Director of the Office of Security Affairs (AF/SA)

(CT:ORG-376;   10-13-2015)

The Director for AF/SA is responsible for:

(1)  Regional security and political-military affairs;  

(2)  US security assistance (including PKO, FMF, INCLE, IMET, NADR, and DoD authorities and Leahy vetting) policy planning and program management for the Bureau; and

(3)  Specialized functional support and liaison in the following fields:

(a)  Military and Police operations;

(b)  Law enforcement and the rule of law;

(c)  Weapons proliferation and defense trade control;

(d)  Counter terrorism (CT), including counter-terrorism financing;

(e)  Counter violent extremism (CVE);

(f)   Narcotics;

(g)  Maritime security;

(h)  Security sector reform, including the Security Governance Initiative (SGI);

(i)   Peace operations; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR),  and post-conflict reconstruction, including peacekeeping operations and the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assessment (ACOTA) program;

(j)   Conflict prevention and early warning; and   

(k)  Coordination with the Department of Defense and AFRICOM, USAID, the Department of Justice, and associated agencies.

1 FAM 125.6  Director of the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (AF/PDPA)

(CT:ORG-419;   07-12-2017)

See 1 FAM 114.2.

1 FAM 125.7  Director of the Office of Economic and Regional Affairs (AF/ERA)

(CT:ORG-376;   10-13-2015)

The Director for AF/ERA is responsible for:

(1)  Bureau strategic planning and budgeting functions, including program monitoring and evaluation;

(2)  Multilateral diplomacy, including the African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa;

(3)  Opportunity and development issues, including foreign assistance policy planning and program management;

(4)  Regional commercial, economic, environment, energy, and investment affairs; and

(5)  Specialized functional support and liaison in the following cross-cutting fields:

(a)  Climate change;

(b)  Coordination and liaison with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, multilateral and foreign donors, private business, and non-governmental organizations; 

(c)  Democracy and governance;

(d)  Energy;

(e)  Environment;

(f)   Human rights;

(g)  Kimberley process;

(h)  Labor; 

(i)   Nile Basin Initiative;

(j)   Safe Skies for Africa;

(k)  Science and Health;

(l)   Wildlife trafficking; and

(m) Youth, gender and social affairs.

1 FAM 126 THROUGH 129  UNASSIGNED


 


1 FAM EXHIBIT 121.1  
BUREAU OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS (AF)

(CT:ORG-472;   09-07-2018)