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A New Era of U.S. and Chinese Engagement in Africa is Now Underway

This was a big week for both the U.S. and China in Africa as both major powers’ new, more robust engagement strategies were on full display. For the U.S., two cabinet secretaries toured the region this week, while Chinese officials in several African countries were on hand to commission a suite of large infrastructure projects.

Ken Opalo, an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, joins Eric & Cobus from Washington to discuss how the heightened activity from both the U.S. and China indicates an important evolution of their foreign policies towards the continent.

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