1 FAM 120
BUREAU OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS (AF)
(Office of Origin: AF/EX)
1 FAM 121 ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS
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
An organization chart of the Bureau of African Affairs (AF) is found at 1 FAM Exhibit 121.1.
1 FAM 121.2 Authorities
(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)
See 1 FAM 113.
1 FAM 123 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (AF/EX)
See 1 FAM 116.
1 FAM 124 SPECIAL ADVISERS
1 FAM 125 OFFICE DIRECTORS
See 1 FAM 114.1.
1 FAM 125.1 Director of the Office of Central African Affairs (AF/C)
The Director of the Office of Central African Affairs (AF/C) is responsible for the countries of:
(3) Central African Republic;
(5) Democratic Republic of Congo;
(6) Equatorial Guinea;
(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)
a. The Director of the Office of East African Affairs (AF/E) is responsible for the countries of:
(10) Tanzania; and
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)
The Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs (AF/S) is responsible for the countries of:
(8) South Africa;
(9) Zambia; and
1 FAM 125.4 Director of the Office of West African Affairs (AF/W)
The Director of the Office of West African Affairs (AF/W) is responsible for the countries of:
(2) Burkina Faso;
(3) Cabo Verde;
(7) Cote d'Ivoire;
(14) Sierra Leone; and
(15) The Gambia.
1 FAM 125.5 Director of the Office of Security Affairs (AF/SA)
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);
(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)
See 1 FAM 114.2.
1 FAM 125.7 Director of the Office of Economic and Regional Affairs (AF/ERA)
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;
(f) Human rights;
(g) Kimberley process;
(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)