Obama, on China’s Turf, Presents U.S. as a Better Partner for Africa

July 29, 2015 1:00 PM

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Obama, on China’s Turf, Presents U.S. as a Better Partner for Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Without ever quite saying so explicitly, President Obama used his four-day trip to Africa to suggest that the United States offers an alternative to China’s aggressive courtship of the continent.

At a time when China has surpassed the United States as a trading partner and left its mark throughout Africa, Mr. Obama essentially made the argument that Washington offers a better, more empowering vision for Africa’s future.

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