Africa has been, and still remains the area of lowest priority for U.S foreign policy. Presidential attention to Africa and in particular Southern Africa has been the crucial test of the area’s insignificance; even after making allowances for variations in Presidential style of foreign policy formulation. In this report the foreign policy for different administrations is described. These include then the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. The conclusion that is reached is that policy is now being made with its impact on the areas as the primary consideration.