The new chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Gregory Meeks, has pledged to put sub-Saharan Africa “on the front burner” of United States foreign policy, including through an expansion of diplomatic, humanitarian and commercial activities in the region. Al Jazeera reports though that political analysts said many questions remain about how the Biden administration will approach Africa. Some were optimistic the continent will gain some benefit from Washington’s re-engagement with international organisations, while others believe Africa will not be a priority amid other more pressing issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.