July 10, 2014

Has the U.S. Bungled a Historic Africa Summit?

Gordon Lubold, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

J. Peter Pham, the director of the Africa Center for the Atlantic Council in Washington, says the White House still sees Africa through a decades-old framework in which it is viewed as an impoverished continent with country leaders traveling to Washington hat in hand rather than as nations with robust and growing economies. He said the administration's focus on democracy and human rights also risks pushing African leaders into the waiting arms of China, which doesn't let those issues impact its dealings on the continent.

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TAGGED: United States, Africa, Barack Obama

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