United States Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs

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The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs is one of seven subcommittees of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


The Subcommittee on African Affairs is responsible for United States relations with countries in Africa, with the exception of countries bordering on the Mediterranean Sea from Egypt to Morocco, which are under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs. This corresponds to the geographic area under the purview of the Bureau of African Affairs in the Department of State, and includes the countries of Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Comoros.

This subcommittee is also responsible for all matters within the region's under its jurisdiction with respect to terrorism and non-proliferation, crime and illicit narcotics, U.S. foreign assistance programs, and the promotion of U.S. trade and exports.

Members, 113th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority
Ex officio

Former Chairmen[edit]

See also[edit]

United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health

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