America Outlines Strategies to kick China out of Africa -The New York Times
America Outlines Strategies to kick China out of Africa,
The Trump administration rolled out a new strategy for Africa on Thursday 13, 2018, but it was really all about China.
John R.Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, said the United States would lavish money and greater attention on the African continent, casting it as a crucial battle ground in the global economic contest between the UnitedStates and China.
But Mr.Bolton conceded that the United States had limited resources to compete with the tens of billions of dollars China is pouring into Africa. He also threatened to withdraw American aid for some United Nations peacekeeping missions, which he labelled ineffective, as well as for certain African countries like South Sudan that he said were corrupt or ungrateful.
The flow of money from China to Africa has been substantial, but much of it is not what experts consider aid. From 2000 to 2014, Chinese financing to Africa totaled$121.6 billion, according to an analysis by AidData, a research
About 40percent of that can be defined as aid, based on the parameters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to BradleyParks, AidData’s executive director. During the same period, the United States provided $106.7 billion in aid, according to the group.
“For American businesses to compete effectively in the region, the U.S. government must develop methods to come to the table with a full package,” said MikeDavis, an American businessman in Uganda. “The current approach has not proven effective when you compare it against the competition.”
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