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WEEK IN REVIEW: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on an 11-Day, Three-Nation Tour of Africa

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will leave Tuesday on an 11-day, three-nation tour of Africa that Biden administration officials say is intended to rejuvenate ties on the continent and counter Chinese influence. Yellen will visit South Africa, Senegal, and Zambia, where debt issues are expected to feature prominently on her agenda. Previously, Yellen has said China is the biggest obstacle to progress in resolving debt crises. (BLOOMBERG)

The Indonesian navy deployed a warship, surveillance aircraft, and drones to its resource-rich North Natuna Sea to monitor a Chinese coast guard vessel that’s been in its exclusive economic zone for the past two weeks. Indonesia’s navy chief said on Saturday that the Chinese vessel isn’t behaving suspiciously but that his forces are keeping a close watch just in case. (REUTERS)

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