I personally feel the main reason for this is to combat the Chinese and Indian trade in eastern and southern Africa. I went to Kenya a couple of years ago and all the locals were talking about was the fact the Chinese had been building them roads, selling them cheap equipment and vehicles, therefore modernizing the country from their perspective. In return the Kenyan government gave the chines the rights to some of their raw resources. Africa is a gold mine in the eye's of the advanced world, due to the instability of the countries they haven't been able to tap into their natural resources as much as they'd like to and due to that abundance it has grasped the attention of major powers. As to this bill, the USA may help build the African infrastructure but after doing that do you think that the USA would let Africa import more goods from China? I doubt it.
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