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Research scholars are speculating that the U.S government can formulate a strategy to help the United States become the No. 1 partner of Africa and help the U.S. government create jobs by trading with Africa.
Recent statistics, released by the Labor Department on June 1, show, however, that the U.S. government is struggling to create jobs for Americans here at home and abroad.
But African students who graduate from U.S. universities, including the University of Iowa, every year can, if used strategically, help the United States become the No. 1 partner of Africa and help the U.S. government create jobs by trading with Africa.
A recent report by the African Bank for Development shows that Africa has a fast-growing middle class, and some members of the U.S. Congress, through the Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012, want the United States to increase its export to Africa by 200 percent in the next decade. They argue that this will help create jobs for Americans at home and abroad.
Securing deals with African leaders or negotiators today is all about trust. Unlike China, the Untied States wants to be a partner that respects human rights and the rule of law. But because of history, many Africans see in the U.S. approach a way of imposing Western values, a form of neocolonialism. They see no difference between the Americans and the Europeans and have no other choice than to welcome China, which gives them loans with job-taking conditionality and whose violations of human rights often pass unnoticed.”