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Pompeo Goes to Africa And, So Far, Stays Quiet About China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Senegalese President Macky Sall (R) at the Presidential Palace in Dakar on February 16, 2020, as part of his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa during which he will seek to lay out a positive vision for US cooperation with the continent where China has been increasingly active. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / POOL / AFP

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Angola today after wrapping up the first stop of his three-nation African tour in Senegal over the weekend. Secretary Pompeo met with Senegal’s Economy Minister Amadou Hott and business leaders where he announced a number of new projects involving U.S. companies including a new 160-kilometer highway.

The Secretary of State also had dinner with President Macky Sall where continued U.S. security engagement on the continent was reportedly a key topic of their discussion.

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