US Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on as Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama speaks during a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on as Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama speaks during a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Africa

US wants ‘race to the top’ on Africa infrastructure amid China competition

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Chinese investment in the continent is a good thing in principle, but countries should not become burdened by debt
  • The US signed a US$2.17 billion development assistance programme with Nigeria, to whom China is a major lender

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on as Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama speaks during a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on as Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama speaks during a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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