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With China on the Minds of Many in DC, U.S.-Africa Summit Gets Underway

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during the Innovators Gathering during the US - Africa Leaders Summit at the State Department in Washington, D.C., on December 12, 2022. SAUL LOEB/AFP

Under mounting pressure to rival China’s engagement in Africa, the White House wants to make it very clear that the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that begins on Tuesday will be very different than what it’s done in the past.

Traditionally, the U.S. has said it doesn’t want to compete with Beijing’s big-budget financial packages that have become the hallmark of China’s Africa summits, but that appears to be changing now.

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