MALENGO YA UJIO 1. To swipe at China, which eclipsed the US as Africa's biggest trading partner three years ago. 2. To stand up for democracy and universal human rights even when it might be easier to look the other way and keep the resources flowing." 3. Resource-hungry China is often criticised for turning a blind eye to dictatorships and internal repression in its partnerships with African 4. To compete with China and try to limit China's influence, business making and political power in Africa. 5. To discuss security issues with Sall after a coup in neighbouring Mali opened the way for al-Qaida-linked Islamist militants to seize the country's northern region. This has added to US concerns about militant groups such as Somalia's al-Shabaab and Nigeria's Boko Haram.