US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Africa trip is about China, not Africa

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Mike Pompeo’s Africa trip is about China, not Africa

Somalilandsun: On his first-ever trip to Africa after nearly two years in office, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Senegal, Angola, and Ethiopia.

Against the backdrop of the recent inclusion of some African countries in the list of countries excluded from some immigrant visas, the Pentagon’s plan to pull troops from Africa, Trump cutting funds for African programs and the general lackluster US diplomatic engagement with the continent, there isn’t much to be excited about.

US Media reports indicate that Pompeo’s major themes will include promoting trade with the U.S., good governance and the rule of law, while also urging African officials and business leaders to eschew Chinese investment. Continue reading Mike Pompeo’s Africa trip is about China, not Africa

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