Biden says U.S. ‘all in’ on spending $55 billion in Africa

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Joe Biden has promised African leaders at a summit in Washington that the U.S. is “all in” on the continent’s future, including plans to spend some $55 billion on Biden’s agenda there.

It is the Daily Mail that reported Biden this week also apologized for America’s role in slavery.

He called it the nation’s “original sin.”

And he offered to spend $55 billion on the programs he wants for the continent.

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“The United States is all in on Africa’s future,” he said. “Our people lie at the heart of the deep and profound connection that forever binds Africa and the United States together.”

While millions of Africans were brought to the U.S. in slave chains, many of them were put in those chains by other Africans who raided neighboring communities to profit from the slave trade. And the U.S. fought the Civil War, at a cost of millions of lives, to eradicate the practice from its shores.

The White House said Biden’s $55 billion spending would be directed to health projects, climate change ideology, trade, and women’s initiatives.

Biden’s overtures, however, drew skeptical responses.

Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, said, “Well, at least we had a good meeting.”

The fact is while Biden’s outreach was seen as a way of opposing China’s influence in Africa, the Communist regime already has about four times the amount of trade there as the U.S., the report said.

“Many African leaders rejected the idea that they need to choose between the United States and China,” the report said.

Taye Atske Seliassi Made, of Ethiopia, said, “The fact that both countries have different levels of relations with African countries makes them equally important for Africa’s development. However, it should be known each African country has the agency to determine their respective relationship and best interest.”

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