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Vol 4 (AAC) No 9

Published 1st July 2011

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State

On her June trip to the United Arab Emirates, Zambia, Tanzania and Ethiopia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton highlighted two issues: the international coalition’s inability to shake the current regime in Libya and the rise of China. In Lusaka, she annoyed China, Zambia’s fastest-growing foreign investor, by warning that its increasing activity could become a ‘new colonialism’. Addressing African Union leaders in Addis Ababa, Clinton encouraged them to assist in the ousting of Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi – a major financial supporter of the AU – and to recognise the National Transitional Council.

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