The Africa Index: who’s who of African affairs in Washington D.C

The Africa Index – A Handbook of U.S. Government Influencers, Departments and Agencies Involved in African Affairs. The Africa Index is the first edition of a comprehensive directory that profiles over 25 United States government departments and agencies involved in African Affairs, lists current contact information for over 1000 dignitaries, and offers an introduction to various United States government programs targeting Africa.


The goal of The Africa Index is to provide readers with an organized compilation of the who’s who of African affairs in Washington D.C., and how to contact them.  The book also profiles various United States government initiatives aimed to promote a more prosperous Africa, including Power Africa, Feed the Future, The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), The Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), and The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).


The Africa Index lists leadership and communications staff members that are often a good first point of contact when reaching out to the U.S. government. Utilizing a hierarchical structure to rank listings according to chain of command, the text provides an easy to navigate reference for individuals with an interest in Africa-focused affairs including policy makers, media outlets, scholars, and more. The text is a reliable source of information for anyone seeking to learn more about African affairs and issues.


The Africa Index, created by Diaspora Interactive Media, LLC, and sponsored by Investec South Africa, is available for $89.95 on our website, and on  I am excited to offer this publication and hope that you will read it.  I am confident that you will find it to be a useful tool for your research of United States — Africa affairs. Also, look for the upcoming Africa Index Pro, an online database featuring daily updates and premium features available by annual subscription.

By Elias Mageto

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