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For the First Time in a Long Time, China Isn’t Looming in the Background of an Africa Summit… This Time It’s the U.S.

Venue for the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia. Photo via

Over the past few years at various African summits organized by the Japanese, Europeans or Americans, China has emerged as a kind of benchmark that other foreign powers are now measured against in Africa. Beijing’s dominance in African trade, infrastructure development, and technology adoption are all seen by these traditional powers as a challenge that needs to be overcome.

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