August 18, 2014

Five Reasons the U.S. Can't Beat China in Africa

Zachary Keck, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama convened nearly fifty African heads of state in Washington, DC for the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. As the largest event ever held between a U.S. president and African heads of state, the summit was the most visible expression of the Obama administration’s efforts to reengage Africa, which began with the president’s trip to the continent in the summer of 2013.

This “pivot” to Africa is being driven in no small part by a desire to counter China’s growing influence on the continent.

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TAGGED: China, Africa, Barack Obama

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