Press coverage of Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s meeting with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington DC on Friday revealed how geopolitics are reshaping U.S.-Africa relations.
While Tanzanian coverage of the meeting focused on investment pledges, Voice of America framed the visit in the context of the conflict in Ukraine. Tanzania joined China in abstaining from successive UN votes to condemn the invasion. While China didn’t come up explicitly, Harris reportedly emphasized both solidarity with Ukraine, and Tanzania’s own progress on human rights issues.
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