The offer of assistance from African nations should be welcomed, appreciated, and understood from humanitarian and geopolitical perspectives.
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China has led the aid response to the coronavirus crisis in Africa. The United States should step up.
China has tried to build goodwill with its "mask diplomacy," but its efforts are backfiring.
The United States should seize the opportunity to help Africa develop its tech infrastructure and business sector.
China is spending $20 billion or more each year in Africa and inundating the continent with infrastructure projects, cheap phones, television programming and communications networks. Why is China making this bet and is it working? How are the Trump administration and Congress responding and what is at stake for American interests? Guest Andy Keiser sits in again with Jodi, Dana and Lester to discuss these questions and many more.
Russia is preparing to launch its first Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on Oct. 24. President Vladimir Putin and the summit co-host, Egyptian leader and African Union Chairman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, invited all of the African heads of state along with the leaders of major subregional associations and organizations. Russia almost certainly will advertise the summit as an emblem of its triumphant return to center stage in Africa.