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The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
It’s Not Just About Competition with China

As the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit draws near, some will undoubtedly bill it as the Obama Administration’s next move in an escalating competition with the Chinese in Africa. This oft-repeated and inaccurate platitude misrepresents both current geopolitical realities and commercial opportunities.

Published on: July 24, 2014
Dane Erickson is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado and formerly a visiting scholar at the Africa Studies Center at Beijing University.
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