The strategy principally doesn't differ much from the disastrous previous ones of Obama, Bush and Clinton. In theory, they all advocated; (a) strengthen democratic institutions, (b) spur economic growth, trade, and investment, (c) advance peace and security; and (d) work closely with Africans through the AU, UN, World Bank and IMF.
Africa’s importance in the broader US foreign policy has been drastically declining under these American presidents before Trump. Washington engaged Africa through conflict, poverty and disease lenses. No wonder then, the language and approach in these plans, were littered with foreign aid and humanitarian nuances to aid “helpless” Africans.
Much of the peace, security and economic development Africa has registered in the past 20 years cannot be attributed to US strategy.
Africa’s own success stories seen in the booming economic development in Ethiopia, Kenya and relative peace in the Great Lakes Region DRC and Burundi, is underwritten by Africans with a few international strategic partners.