Blinken makes case for democracy at start of sub-Saharan Africa tour

Blinken makes case for democ­ra­cy at start of sub-Saha­ran Africa tour Sec­re­tary of state tells reporters in South Africa that US ‘not try­ing to out­do any­one’ amid grow­ing influ­ence of Rus­sia and Chi­na  Antony Blinken, the US sec­re­tary of state, has appealed to “gov­ern­ments, com­mu­ni­ties and peo­ples” across Africa to embrace Washington’s vision of democ­ra­cy, openness…