Antony Blinken on maiden Africa tour with US-China rivalry in focus

Published Nov 17 2021 at 4:51 AM GMT
  • The Biden administration’s competition with China for influence didn’t get off to a great start in Africa.
  • In August, the top US diplomat planned a visit, only to postpone it because of the turmoil in Afghanistan that preoccupied Washington.
  • Now, three months later and as two significant African crises worsen, Secretary of State Antony Blinken will try again this week to signal the administration’s “America is back” message to the continent.
  • Despite its importance in the US-China rivalry, Africa….



  • Published Nov 17, 2021 4:51 AM GMT