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David Hundeyin: The U.S. Drive to Investigate the Head of the AfDB Doesn’t Have Anything to do With Corruption, It’s All About China

Business Day (Nigeria) columnist David Hundeyin echoed the increasingly popular sentiment in Nigeria that geopolitics, not an effort to fight corruption is behind the U.S.-led drive to investigate Akinwumi Adesina, the popular president of the African Development Bank.

Hundeyin, who is also a well-known contributor to CNN and The Africa Report among other publications, contends that Washington’s efforts to contain China’s growing influence in Africa provides a better explanation for U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s insistence that the bank launch an external probe into malfeasance allegations against Adesina.

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