The west can go to hell. It is CHINA that has been building roads, railways, bridges, hospitals, airports, ports and factories in Africa for the last 20 years, The west has done nothing so I don't want to hear this silly song of "China is stealing" while the west has been stealing for 60 years or more without helping us. You said American companies don't steal? In Nigeria there are several American companies mining oil and paying very little tax there and destroying the environment. Most of American companies' FDI into Africa mostly goes towards the mining sector. Go look into American FDI data into Africa before you come here saying that America does not exploit Africa. China is a million times better than the west. They have their problems but atleast they are helping us.?? Their is no envy of china; If anything it is the opposite. You do not see westerners copying Chinese business methods, stealing IP/copyright and hiring Chinese actors for business executive roles to seem more professional. Additionally you don't see millions of westerners apply for Chinese schools, jobs and communities. America sees china as a adversary and less as a competitor. They don't invest in africa because up until a few years ago it wasn't profitable, however, they still donated 30-40 billion dollars worth of food and aid for african countries. What you should point your tears too is europe and their jealousy of china moving into their territories. Africa is still way too young for American companies to attempt to rape(take advantage) of its middle class. Regarding investment while American banks and institutions aren't free of corruption we certainly won't load you up on bad debt, they're multiple provisions the U.S government gives to companies and banks investing abroad to combat this. But china? Well china will drain africa of any resources for as long as the international community continues to turn a blind eye. Just look at some of the shady deals being made in DRC, Burundi, Southern africa: regarding mining, manufacturing, and trade deals. Even now china floods Kenya with millions of counterfeit goods, fish, clothes, and etc harming Kenya's industrial progress. Anyways, I'm not saying America is free of any blame because they aren't but I'd rather choose the devil with transparent courts and institutions.