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Africa Should Be Cautiously Optimistic About New U.S. Africa Strategy: Analyst

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers a speech on the U.S.-Africa Strategy at the University of Pretoria's Future Africa Campus in Pretoria, on August 8, 2022. Andrew Harnik / AP POOL / POOL / AFP

Global reaction to the United States’s new Africa strategy, unveiled by Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his recent African visit, has largely split along North-South lines.

While accounts in the U.S. press framed the policy as a response to China and Russia’s presence on the continent, Global South observers pointed out that it actually represents a de-emphasis of China, compared to its Trump-era predecessor

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