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Michelle D. Gavin

Former US Ambassador to Botswana

Michelle D. Gavin is senior fellow for Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.Formerly the managing director of The Africa Center, she served from 2011 to 2014 as U.S. ambassador to Botswana and as U.S. representative to the Southern African Development Community.

As Africa Seeks Global Partners, It Will Ask: Who's Helping with Climate Change?

If the United States hopes to outduel China for influence on the continent, it must consider Cyclone Idai and its turbocharged ilk to come.