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It’s Been a Big Week for Chinese Infrastructure Development in Africa

The new Lagos light rail in Nigeria (top left), the Lekki Deep Sea Port, also in Lagos (top right), the Kingfisher oil drilling platform in Uganda (lower left) and the Central African Cultural and Arts Center in Kinshasa that's still under construction (bottom right).

Two U.S. cabinet secretaries are currently touring Africa to fulfill President Joe Biden’s promise that the United States is “all in” when it comes to bolstering ties with countries across the continent.

A key part of the message that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield are telling their hosts is that the United States is a better, more reliable partner than China for Africa’s long-term development.

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