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Another Month Passes With More Appeals For the U.S. to Get Engaged in Africa… If For No Other Reason Than To Confront China

In what’s becoming something of a ritual in Washington, every month or so think tanks and news outlets publish a wave of commentaries imploring the Biden administration to jump-start an Africa policy with a simple message: get in there, do something, anything really, just get going.

And if boosting trade or enhancing national security aren’t sufficiently enticing, the commentaries invariably reach deep into the deck to pull out the China card.

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