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W. Gyude Moore: China or the West? Who Should be Africa’s “Partner of Choice?”

Over the past couple of weeks, W. Gyude Moore, a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., has been writing thoughtful essays on Twitter where he reflects on Africa’s current positioning wedged between China and the proverbial “west.”

Last week he addressed “Africa’s Position in the New “Cold War,” an essay that got a lot of attention throughout DC’s policy circles,  and this week he explores the question as to whether China or the proverbial “west” should become Africa’s “partner of choice.”

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