The U.S. and China have yielded to Russia in the struggle for control over Africa. This is stated in the article of the American edition Foreign Affairs.
According to analysts, now China and Russia are building up their military forces in Africa, while the U.S. began to gradually reduce it. As an example, the experts cited the year 2014, when Russia drafted and signed about 19 agreements with the countries of this continent. The U.S., on the other hand, relies on its own ambassadors to contact and interact with African countries.
“The increased activity of Russia and China is already turning Africa into an arena of acute rivalry with the United States,” the article said. The authors added that if things continue like this, the U.S. side will also have to strengthen its position and influence on the continent.
The U.S. is going to counter transnational threats in Africa through a regional strategy, the analysts concluded.