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Lightning Round: U.S. Summits, Huawei and Chinese Mining in the DRC

In this Lightning Round edition of the show, CAP Managing Editor Cobus van Staden and CAP Francophone Editor Geraud Neema break down three of the week’s big stories.

First, Cobus explains why African leaders would be well advised to closely follow the events at this week’s U.S.-ASEAN summit in Washington, D.C. Then, the State Department’s #2 official, Wendy Sherman, restated longstanding warnings about the risks African countries face when they use Huawei equipment. Finally, Geraud breakdown a complex mining dispute between a Chinese and an Australian company over which one will control a massive new lithium mine in the DRC.

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