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U.S. Vice President Harris Travels to Africa in Bid to Counter China and Russia

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris recently embarked on a weeklong trip to Africa. Harris will travel to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia during her tour of the African continent. The visit by the vice president marks the fifth time in less than three months a senior Biden administration official has gone to Africa, with President Joe Biden planning to come later this year. The U.S. is attempting to reset relations with African nations after former President Donald Trump in 2018 used derogatory language to describe some countries on the continent.

What is happening in Africa?

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 Writing: What is the significance of Vice President Harris traveling to Africa?

 Debate: How should the U.S. respond if Ghana passes legislation that discriminates against members of the LGBT community?

 Poll: Should the U.S. provide money to West African countries to combat extremism and instability?

 Short Answer: In what capacity are foreign powers involved in Africa?

News Quiz


Joe Biden plans on visiting Africa later this year. (T/F)

The median age in Africa is over the age of 30. (T/F)

The U.S. faces competition from both Russia and China in Africa. (T/F)

Multiple Choice

Which of the following in 2018 used derogatory language to describe some African countries?

  1. Donald Trump.
  2. Joe Biden.
  3. Kamala Harris.
  4. Barack Obama.

Which of the following countries has recently loaned billion of dollars to African nations with high interest rates?

  1. Russia.
  2. China.
  3. U.S.
  4. France.

All the following are countries that Vice President Harris will visit on her trip to Africa EXCEPT.

  1. Ghana.
  2. Tanzania.
  3. Ivory Coast.
  4. Zambia.

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