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Washington and Beijing have Very Different Takes On Next Week’s U.S.-Africa Summit

Preparations are ramping up for next week’s U.S.-Africa leaders’ summit. 13-15 December will see leaders from 49 countries, as well as numerous businesspeople, civil society envoys, and journalists descending on Washington DC to attend the first such event since the Obama era.

Washington’s two most senior Africa-focused officials, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Molly Phee and Judd Devermont, the Senior Director for African Affairs in the National Security Council, led a wide-ranging call with African journalists in the run-up to the summit.

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