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U.S. Houses Passes China Competition Bill That Includes a Number of Provisions Focused on Africa

File image of the United States Congress. SAUL LOEB / AFP

The United States House of Representatives passed a mammoth multi-billion dollar bill late last month that aims to improve U.S. competitiveness with China. It also includes a number of key provisions aimed at curtailing Chinese influence in Africa.

While the legislation is now in the Senate and may be amended before it goes to the President’s desk for signing, the African sections have, at least so far, remained intact since the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee first began to debate this issue last Spring.

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