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Kamala Harris announces Tanzania trade boost during Africa tour

Kamala Harris announces Tanzania trade boost during Africa tour

NUZULACK DAUSEN U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans to boost trade with and investment in Tanzania during a visit there, part of an African tour aimed at strengthening ties with a continent where China and Russia increasingly hold sway. Harris started her trip on Sunday in Ghana before flying late on Wednesday to Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam, where she met President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Thursday. The two women gave short statements to the media before going into a longer session of private talks. "Working together, it is our shared goal to increase economic investment in Tanzania…
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Kamala Harris wraps up Ghana visit, heads to Tanzania

Kamala Harris wraps up Ghana visit, heads to Tanzania

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Ghanaian women entrepreneurs to discuss economic empowerment and leadership, her last engagement in Accra before heading to Tanzania to continue her week-long African tour. Harris is the latest U.S. government figure to visit African countries, after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as Washington strives to counterbalance growing Chinese and Russian influence on the continent. Since landing in Ghana on Sunday, Harris has met President Nana Akufo-Addo, participated in a state banquet, given a speech to young people about innovation and women's empowerment, and visited a 'slave castle' that was the last…
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Kamala Harris exhorts Africans to innovate, empower women in Ghana speech

Kamala Harris exhorts Africans to innovate, empower women in Ghana speech

COOPER INVEEN U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris challenged Africans to step up innovation and the empowerment of women in order to play their full part in the future of the world, as she delivered a speech to thousands of young Ghanaians in Accra. Her visit to Ghana, the first stop on an African tour that will also take her to Tanzania and Zambia, is part of a charm offensive by Washington as it seeks to counter-balance the growing influence of China and Russia on the continent. Standing in front of Black Star Gate, a monument built on the site where…
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