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Pentagon Emerges as Leading U.S. Government Voice on China-Africa Relations

Africa Command Director of Public Affairs Col. Chris Karns. Image via Voice of America.

The Pentagon, specifically its Africa Command, or AFRICOM, has become the U.S. government agency that most consistently speaks out on China-Africa issues.

As a whole, the Trump administration doesn’t seem very interested in Africa. Former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s Prosper Africa speech at the Heritage Foundation late last year drew some attention to the relationship, but this quickly died down. 

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