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Long Read: Is Great Power Competition in Africa a Problem? Not Necessarily

A billboard in the Democratic Republic of Congo marking the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Africell is a U.S.-supported mobile phone company. Image via AFP

As geopolitics become more polarized, the idea that both the U.S. and China have something to offer Africa has fallen out of vogue in both Washington and Beijing. 

However, the prominent Africa-China researcher Howard French recently revived it in a new column for Foreign Policy.

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