The Secretary of State made a stop in Dakar, Senegal on her way across the continent stopping at various developing African countries to talk about US investment in the continent. This is a change from past years when a trip to Africa was usually for humanitarian purposes.
Recently, the United States has been making moves toward stronger investments in developing African countries. The NY Times states that 7 out of 10 world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa. The main competitor in investment has been China. This Friday, the African Presidential Center will host Ambassador Zhong Jianhua, who is the Special Representative on African Affairs for the People’s Republic of China and will talk about Chinese investment in Africa.