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China’s Top Africa Embarks Envoy on Three-Country Tour

File image of Wu Peng, Director-General of the Department of African Affairs in the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Image via the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wu Peng, China’s top diplomat in Africa, tweeted that he’s visiting Guinea, Niger and Sierra Leone this week. Notably, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also recently visited Niger, where he announced a $150 million assistance package for the Sahel. Chinese companies also have major iron ore mining concerns in Guinea and Wu used to be the ambassador to Sierra Leone.

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