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Africa in the New Era of Great Power Competition Among Europe, China, and the United States

Regardless of who comes out ahead in Tuesday’s presidential election in the United States, the trajectory of U.S. foreign policy on the continent will likely not change dramatically and continue to focus on confronting rising Chinese and Russian influence in the region.

Although African leaders have stated repeatedly that they do not want to be stuck in the middle of another great power confrontation, they may not have much of a choice as they’re hit by debris from the U.S.-China melee.

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