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How China and the US are fighting over Africa

By Marie Toulemonde
Posted on Thursday, 6 January 2022 16:46, updated on Friday, 7 January 2022 16:31

Africa is increasingly at the heart of a global struggle between Beijing and Washington. In this visual overview, we look at the strengths and weaknesses of these two superpowers, including military installations, arms sales and development aid.

Washington. Beijing. How many divisions are in Africa? In the global tug-of-war between the US and China, the continent is at the centre of attention. The recent African tours conducted by Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, and Wang Yi, China’s foreign affairs minister, are the most recent illustration of this battle for influence.