Bolton warns Russia, China threaten US in Africa

White House national security adviser John Bolton rolled out the Trump administration’s Africa strategy on Thursday, casting Chinese and Russian influence in the region as a national security threat and pledging to overhaul U.S. investment and aid in the region.

In an address at the conservative-leaning Heritage Foundation in Washington, Bolton accused China and Russia of engaging in “predatory practices” by investing in African countries. The Trump administration will work to counter this activity going forward, he said, in addition to fighting “radical Islamic terrorism” and violence in the region and taking concrete steps to ensure U.S. aid is used “efficiently and effectively.”

“Great power competitors, namely China and Russia, are…

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