What are the US's intentions in Africa?

Rwandan President Paul Kgame and Donald Trump of the US
Rwandan President Paul Kgame and Donald Trump of the US

The United States has been losing influence in Africa - but its top diplomat to the continent wants to turn this around.

"For too long when investors have knocked on the door, and the Africans opened the door, the only person standing there was the Chinese," Tibor Nagy, the US assistant secretary of state for African Affairs recently told the BBC.

China's trade with the continent has eclipsed America's in the past decade, and in 2018 was more than three times larger.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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