Wall Street Journal editor discusses U.S.-Africa trade

During a series of trips to Africa last year, Tim Solso had a realization: China was beating him at his own game.

So the chief executive of Cummins Inc., a maker of truck and machinery engines, vowed to catch up. He plans to quadruple the company's sales in Africa to about $1 billion within five years, investing $15 million annually to train staff and build sales offices from Johannesburg to Casablanca. The company recently installed in South Africa an executive to oversee Africa operations, previously supervised from Europe and Indiana.

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