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nigeria is aiming to inoculate half its population against coven 19 before february . so far, it's administered doses to around 9000000 of it's 200000000 people. the government is trying to get religious and civil society leaders to back the mass vaccination campaign. the united states has joined cold for china to prove that tennis player punctually is okay. she hasn't been seen since accusing a high ranking politician of sexually assaulting her. and at u. s. president joe biden was $1.00 trillion dollars spend and package now goes to a senate votes after passing the house of representatives. the bill contains many of biden's, major campaign promises. it aims to improve education, lower health care costs, and also includes the single biggest investment in clean energy in u. s. history. and those are the headlines. the stay with us inside story is next. hello, housing, the cost as big pharma refuses to saturday, the vaccine secret wells health organization hire a south african lab. and i'm
a coach by the pandemic. the airline industry once a week counting the cough on the continent mass reform. that's the message from america's job diplomat to africa leaders. antony lincoln has been visiting the region ahead of us summit in washington. but has the u. s. policy to was africa worked? this is inside story. ah hello, welcome to the program. hashem abala. your secretary of state antony blanket has been visiting several african countries. it's part of a biden administration's bush to increase co operation and strengthen relations.
blinkin has sought to assure leaders, unlike past us administrations, this one would treat africa as an equal partner, but it's not clear how much influence washington hopes to have their american brush own sudan and if you'll be as leaders to and political turmoil and conflict has produced few results and the u. s. has promised economic investment and help in the fight against covey. 19 pandemic, and climate change, but can compete with china, which wells huge influence across africa. the united states wants to strengthen our partnerships across africa in ways that serve your interests, our interests, and the interest of people worldwide, whose lives and future's dependent part on what we can achieve together. united states knows that on most of the urgent challenges and opportunities we face,
africa will make the difference. we care to achieve our goals around the world. whether that's ending the covered 90 pandemic building a strong inclusive global economy, combating the climate crisis, or revitalizing democracy in defending human rights without the leadership of african governments, institutions, and citizens. ah, let's bring in our gas in i roby mart sharia min. any, a research associate fellow of the whole international institute for strategic studies in washington d. c. william lawrence, professor at the school of international a service of the american university. and i, boucher ali mohammed, ali edits ain chief of nigeria is people's daily newspaper. welcome to the program . much failure. is that and is sense in africa either this you, i says ministration is determined. what this genuine about the need to build
bridges with the african continent was trying to works. it does not sound you. whether the city is about do with the way it is. yes. to be see the products bring can almost done. yeah. going to love this trip was low, but you do level in which african issues place in washington go to the priority. so what it was good again, and she was an indication that i might be different, but it may be different from a william is the wes this time wedding to reboot is africa policy. i wouldn't call it
a reboot. i would call it a re calibration of a grand themes and grand lines of the obama and child administration approach are continuing through the aptitude for example, on trade and investment. more on old fashion aid and a number of other, but they reorganizations of that party. but the main problem in the jump administration was that combination of contempt and indifference, not only in the rhetoric but in the number of the approaches. and so the, the reset had to be, i think, more in terms of rhetoric and tone. and there are increases going on, there's the new deal, nigeria, there's a lot of pandemic related things and that's all in forward motion here. one of the themes of this chip, of course, is democracy, which was not even with the trump administration. so i created a number of ad on and then a number of adjustments to the existing policy. hardy, though, the deal with my judy about the same time until i blink and spoke in
a blue jer about the need for democratic reforms in the african continent. and that's particularly about the western part of the african continent where we have been having many, many issues. oh, how was that been seen by the niger areas? well, i see cause you found reaction, especially in the gum and governmental official, excited by the with it. but you've been wired and so now have the mccrass's foam. how come that are going on? the democrats in africa generally is that out. this is can grow in isolation. i mean, it can be done without taking into consideration the condition of most african
nation states. it's not enough to man, the democratic phone should convert. mature was suddenly in most of her condition, it is the i like, you know, we generally shall an economy conditional african nations. i where huge launch is of age. that's been the still more graphic was in some was african safe. where because they look grassy, has failed to deliver the specter release. if you, i mean, did you do and submitted didn't that is better than one who is better than to, to shoot democracy. how early to live? okay, don't go to you. so. yes. so is important. but beyond march in gravity forms we own a margin. whole school model is
a country like america should actually be more involved in a charity than what general condition was or conditions of the machine, the idea of a or concrete involvement. michelle. yeah. is it fair to say of this particular stage that a feel peer, which is in the middle of a civil war, thousands of people were killed. almost 1000000 people people on the verge of famine is likely to top. the agenda of the us administration in the upcoming months is already taken a large chunk with american treaty. and i see part of the reason blinking that kim was to discuss what's going on in its utopia, which is a big disappointment to where one of africa regions and to the african continent. and i guess to log. but i am at ms. fisher. i started very room,
a beer bagley's shoes to the very will, and i actually then turned out to be so disastrous present. and the issue is that this disaster could have been avoided. that's good. and i think in the us government's there is a battle political doping of we did the different directly see what it is that can be done. the lesson b killed the killing. the dines under. one of the suggestions that come to mind is the relative of the big power pulling in inches marie hill to bring all the parties together form a discussion of all the future federal is in the future because that is the bottom . my dish in the future is the future should only see when we are thinking what will that work or to the young. so if blakeman, i'm there,
the biden administration, and him on vince and the various combatants, they do leakage in this matter or it would be use issues rich and it has yet to be seen. oh, williams. yes. if feel peer is a case where many us say waiting to see whether the america would be able to leverage their political influence in the region and bring about a political solution to the crisis. and if you get that, that is not happening any time soon. do you think that the americans will have to bring the case of genocide declaration to pull more pressure all the parties, particularly the prime minister? i don't think necessarily, genocide, designations in themselves are, are good instruments. it usually raises more questions than answers and question. but it is the case that there are war crimes and human rights atrocities happening,
which are very grave and need to be addressed. and one of the frustrations in the united states and going back to the linda thompson, refills comment, you had the united nation in july and, you know, do african lives matter? when will the us take up the issues more seriously? the un, it's been on the ground and humanitarian way in terms of human rights, according, but there hasn't been enough concerted action action. now, if you look, for example, of the case of libya, the u. s. was very successful in 202221 to get to you in the past, a series of security council resolution resolutions that lead to the current piece making that's going on there in the upcoming election. and us can do more at the united nations along with it's african partners and others ad working to convince, often the russians and the chinese to join on to,
to use the instruments of the us to, to, to make you spend. ultimately it's going to be terms of the u. s. involvement. the actions of the boy feldman blinking treatment chip is to 3 democracy is all about democracy. growth in the pen demik in climate change, but it will be feltman who's on the ground. now we need to, to help broker deal as the us health broker, the deal with sudan and 2019 and needs to help broker and other deals too down as well. either one of the, one of the reasons why i'm terribly blinking, spoke about democracy. recession in parts of africa, particularly article was alluding to the western part of africa, is that you have crews in places like chad. molly, you get a book in fossil at the moment when the international community was hoping that the west africa will build on and momentum started decades ago above the need to implement strong robot democratic institutions. could that work anytime in the near future?
what like i mentioned earlier that due to your weakness in west africa, nation states is partially due to democratic rule to deliver the dividends of the best. and some of the, some of the thinking is that some of these renew democratic mission states was africa. i'm not told to do 3 of the, this is just for my colonial months. because of also, if you look at distributive french horn was africa, countries the maybe assertion where they see us, why don't they call the not mandate and walk in june or to tore up or text. so then tell you also on the superintendent whether or not they will graduate
especially shifted for making some constitutional amend also made to notice that by putting adults for me. so i see that unless oh, african leaders democratically elected restates hostile channel collisions. i see, unfortunately, radically i did, and as the u. s. try to rebuild his global reputation. it faces fierce competition from the chinese. let's take a look at the chinese belt and road initiative, thus caused so much concern in washington for years. bait gene has brought huge amounts of money into development projects in developing nations throughout asia,
africa, and latin america. a report by a data found in the 1st 17 years of this century. china committed more than $800000000000.00 to more than $13000.00 projects. in a 165 countries, but the finance came with an average 4.2 percent interest weight far higher than other international options. in return, china gets access to war materials. it needs to fuel its growth. 42 nations now. oh china. more than a 10th of their annual art, but messiah some africans find if condescending, with america's talk about the need for democratic reforms. while at the same time, you have the chinese tapping in committing financial support. and, well, the perception among many africans is that the chinese, by that investments are creating jobs in the african continent is
true. the jalisa this month about which they started the situation. and they want to reach and the families various countries wanted to that country needs. and once and what the chinese can provide. and guess on the other side you are the united states and the gray ended and the western powers days seemed to get things wrong, villages lockers to come out of lockers. but that didn't sell lota delays of democratic acts they merited, says rural province. in canada, the new movie will it will support walkers and re lunar some officious layers. i've made it very clear that for me to come out and measures the one particular individual we went, what's the process of getting to so and people see this is into what the chinese
did was to get into understandings. i'll do offer what appears like favorable towns will engagement. so you want a road and they want something. you gotta do. they give you a broader given whatever it is. when their western powers get into discussions with africans, they usually want to lever and what they promise is how they putting her over stringed conditions. but mixture lima and they're the, they're the usual the price is usually more expensive, but it should be well. and then what was that the case is. so there is an image problem about the western. okay, well you've heard how can the was move forward when it comes to the african continent when the general perception is of the americans, chocolate talk, but they never walk the walk. well, this is more of a perception than,
than reality. just look at, for example, the vaccines, the u. s. is delivered, 50000000 doses and there's been assistance from the chinese, but not on that scale. and yet the chinese get the credit in terms of the, the economic development projects they and now a lot more than they do. and there's a lot of corruption associated with this. and in some cases, in maybe 7 african countries, very predatory loan. another economic disadvantage is, i agree with your panelists that you can't have democracy, that human development. but i would also pause. you can't have human development without democracy in a democratization of the economy. so the point here is to get both right and what blinking said miss speeches was very clear. the u. s. isn't going to do anything with africa because china is doing anything with africa. it's going to do it because it wants partnerships with africa that move things in the right direction. and one of those things is empowering the people both politically and socio
economically. and that's done by more and parents transactions more, a better governance. and, you know, i, i follow china africa quite closely and the amount of corruption and predatory learning, it's quite astounding. so lincoln said, let's give the africans choice, not just conditions, but choice ali, when it comes to providing support for the african continent. one of the issues is cove in 90 and pandemic, where the americans are now asked to provide more assistance to the w h o and to the co van to ensure that the vaccine is distributed and that africans get access to the vaccine. but again, here, the chinese, the russians, and the india is widely seen in africa as more active than the americans. yeah, the thing is, like i said, i'm american is what involved in africa economy and
beyond what it was for nathan, europe. the integration by america is lost in many quarters, especially in this part of continent us and not why, because what they said to give a given what, why did what kitchen popish now, america went to have written wall by making african i mean open market for example, we can products get more to electro relation why cited especially in my local central america. we kind of so yes. hello. go ahead. yes,
america my to bring in in 19 iraq waiting for whiten boxing and saw what it was not and not especially given the men just good we america enjoys in america so way but i have not completed to get it material. ok. like i said, yes, i see michelle, i see a policies talking about the need for that potential to be translated into practical achievements on the grandma sally when you have the trump administration issue, all those statements about the african continent, widely seen as abandoning the continent now it takes a new administration to say will about to reset everything. do you think that when he had those gaps, it would be easy for the us to bring about peace and stability to a place like the horn of africa,
where you have sudan if you appear. and so mario on the verge of more and more. oh, violent episodes of events is true. it is good there by dinner. who is trisha is trying to reset every a positive way. but the 1st thing it has to do is to reduce credibility, which is not what you are doing, the trumpet, who's gaining credibility. people are members what it is that the notice is ha, said or done. and sometimes we're very strange. i'm not going to do some that judged the magic lieutenant. this, it can be done there. surely more respectful of us is loon to do. and a new guard posted by the last stroke in vermont, saying that walking have restricted to,
we're not much with you to actually the ground. so when them fish wound up, did you want us to african countries? then the something goes wrong because there is an assumption why should be feeling of america. i'm going to fall or telling you must do this. you must do that because in why you all the things you do do you do yourself. so what this fest and credibility is because i think this explains why abides and in his 1st address of african universe, talking about diplomacy and dignity. william the west has been fixated for decades on places like the middle isn't of canister. now there is a moment for the west to think about the african continent. so it's african is basically now working hard to try to contain the rise of arm groups. not only in
the sub saharan africa or the south hell, the regional that nisha basin. but in different parts of the african continent, could this become the new battle ground against radical groups? yes, it's not becoming the new battle ground against radical groups because the us wants it to be so it. but because they're doing so well, particularly in the how the horn of africa. so this is going to be a major priority of the us going forward. let me also say that even though the chinese are investing a lot, they're not involved geo, strategically in the african continent, and they're actually wanting us to play a greater role there because they faced the same problems with terrorism and insecurity in africa that the americans do the chinese have also been reducing their imports from africa because of that and getting their hydrocarbon more moran and simple asia than from africa because of those issues. china is actually
frustrated, but their program is g o economic not geostrategic. so the us not only should do a lot more as your other get economically, but they need to do a lot more in terms of cooperative partnerships with africa on the security side. and that includes an economic piece. i was one of the creators of the trends to help partnership, and we laid out a map that was very economic and very security oriented and security pieces were largely done in the economic pieces were not so a comprehensive strategy, a holistic strategy to deal with the economic groups of conflicts. another thing is the way to go about that. and that comprehensive, strategic vision that won't be coming from china, needs to come better from the african countries themselves. in partnership with united states, william laurence much higher. and then the only one that i really appreciate your insight and thank you to for watching, you can see the program again any time by visiting our website al jazeera dot com
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