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China’s Surprisingly Durable Reputation in Africa

Djibouti's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mahamoud Ali Youssouf (R) welcomes China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi upon his arrival at the diplomatic institute in Djibouti, on January 9, 2020. AFP

Donald Trump famously said that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not “lose any voters.” Despite all that’s happened over the past 3.5 years of his presidency, the president’s poll numbers have remained largely intact, proving that statement to be quite prescient. 

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