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U.S. Invests in Africa

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses President Obama's trip to Africa and how U.S. policy toward the continent has changed since the Bush Administration--and the kinds of investments the President is advocating for there.

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Comments [6]

Ericka

nothing sinister---just slave wages for african workers, roadbuilding leading to rainforest and rare woods destruction, increase in bush meat trade, as well as fluid market for ivory and other wildlife decimation.
happy happy happy.

Jul. 02 2013 10:51 AM
Stephen from NYC

Your guest sounds like he's a PR spokesman for George W. Bush, nothing more.

Jul. 02 2013 10:45 AM
meesh from queens

...and chinese guns to africa.

Jul. 02 2013 10:43 AM
Timothy from Montclair, NJ

Brian,
Colin Powell also talked about increasing the U.S. relationship with Africa at the end and after the his role in the Bush Administration. However, I never heard much of this effort following Mr. Powell's departure from politics.

Has Mr. Powell made any headway? And has there been any coordination with the Obama Administratiion?

Thanks,
Tim

Jul. 02 2013 10:42 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

First of all, China has 4-5 times the US population, and its need for resources is growing by leaps and bounds along with its economic growth. It has to if the standard of living for the Chinese people is to continue to improve. I too don't see Chinese investments around the world as anything sinister, but simply a necessity for its people to attain a western standard of living. However, as in the 19th century, such competition for resources and markets invariably causes friction and suspicions.

Jul. 02 2013 10:41 AM
meesh from queens

"nothing sinister about china's economic policy in africa"

yeah, except for the black market ivory trade.

Jul. 02 2013 10:40 AM

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