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Linda Thomas-Greenfield is Worried About Africa’s Relationship With China

Linda Thomas-Greenfield appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on her nomination to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 27, 2021. Greg Nash / POOL / AFP

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield (photo), said the Biden administration’s new policy for Africa will contrast sharply not only with Donald Trump’s but also China’s engagement on the continent. 

In an interview with the state-owned Voice of America, Thomas-Greenfield, a longtime U.S. diplomat in Africa, said the U.S. wants to embark on a new, more equitable relationship with African countries but at the same time she expressed reservations about the nature of those governments’ ties with Beijing:

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