The author describes a recent tour of business leaders lead by Hillary Clinton who went through Africa, a tour that some describe as missionaries preaching, instead of Christianity, the benevolence of the US and the virtues of a partnership with US (corporations):
Clinton advised the audience to seek partnerships with the United States, which “will stand up for democracy and universal human rights, even when it might be easier or more profitable to look the other way”. She added, “Not every partner makes that choice, but we do and we will.”
She said that the United States was committed to “a model of sustainable partnership that adds value, rather than extracts it” from Africa.It was an appeal to counter Chinese extensive business involvement in Africa. The author rightfully contrasts this appeal with the actual facts--both current and historical of US involvement in Africa.