Clinton warns against 'new colonialism' in Africa

By REUTERS
June 11, 2011 13:11

 
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LUSAKA - Africa must beware of "new colonialism" as China expands ties there and focus instead on partners able to help build economic capacity on the continent, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday.

Clinton, asked in a television interview in Zambia about China's rising influence on the continent, said Africans should be wary of friends who only deal with elites.

"We don't want to see a new colonialism in Africa," Clinton said in a television interview in Lusaka, the first stop on a five-day Africa tour.

"When people come to Africa to make investments, we want them to do well but also want them to do good," she said. "We don't want them to undermine good governance in Africa."

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