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U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa No Longer About Confronting China, Says Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was at pains last week to emphasize that confronting China is no longer the central focus of U.S. foreign policy towards Africa, as it was during the Trump administration.

While the Trump White House referenced China 14 times when its Prosper Africa strategy was unveiled in February 2019, Blinken brushed aside the China issue during an interview with the BBC’s Deputy Africa Editor, Anne Soy, in Nairobi:

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