Bureau of African Affairs

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Bureau of African Affairs
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Bureau overview
Formed1958; 62 years ago (1958)[1]
JurisdictionExecutive branch of the United States
HeadquartersHarry S. Truman Building, Washington, D.C., United States
Employees1,923 (as of FY2017)[1]
Annual budget$1.54 billion (FY 2016)[1]
Bureau executive
Parent departmentU.S. Department of State
Parent bureauOffice of the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

In the United States government, the Bureau of African Affairs (AF) is part of the U.S. Department of State and is charged with advising the Secretary of State on matters of Sub-Saharan Africa. The bureau was established in 1958. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs who reports to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Tibor P. Nagy is the current Assistant Secretary.


The offices of the Bureau of African Affairs direct, coordinate, and supervise U.S. government activities within the region, including political, economic, consular, public diplomacy, and administrative management issues.[2][3]

Organizational chart of the Bureau of African Affairs


  1. ^ a b c "Inspection of the Bureau of African Affairs". Inspector General of the Department of State. October 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "State Department Student Internship Brochure" (PDF). U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Human Resources. September 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "1 FAM 120 Bureau of African Affairs (AF)". U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State. October 13, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Donald E. Booth". U.S. Department of State. June 12, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.

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