Terror, China's reach top Clinton agenda in Africa

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Growing security threats from Islamist militants and China's increasing influence throughout Africa are topping the agenda as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton begins an 11-day swing across the continent.

Clinton departs Tuesday for her latest marathon overseas journey. It will take her to at least six African nations, including the world's newest country, South Sudan, plus Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. She starts the tour in Senegal, where U.S. officials say she will give a speech warning African states about the potential perils of Chinese investment, which many development experts claim enriches China at Africa's expense.

She also will note with grave concern the rise of radical Islamist groups in countries like Nigeria and Mali and underscore that responsible development is the best way to combat such extremism.


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