US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will travel to South Africa, Senegal and Zambia during the next two weeks, as the US aims to strengthen ties with a continent that has been the focus of Chinese trade and investment for years.

Yellen is the first member of US President Joe Biden’s cabinet to embark on a lengthy African trip after Biden announced more than $15bn in two-way trade and investment deals in December, saying the US was “all in” on Africa’s future...

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