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Week in Review: Kenya Elections, Zambian Debt & Blinken’s Africa Tour

The Chinese government pushed back this week against the U.S. and its new foreign policy strategy for Africa. The Foreign Ministry dismissed Washington’s emphasis on democracy as mere rhetoric, while the railways, roads, and other infrastructure that China’s built speak for itself.

Also this week, a senior U.S. official again accused China of engaging in predatory lending in Africa without apparently knowing that Beijing also led a landmark debt restructuring deal for Zambia.

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