Later in the year, president Joe Biden is set to make his own trip over.
Harris will start her nine-day trip in Ghana before moving on to Tanzania and Zambia - countries which are all facing times of economic hardship.
It comes shortly after secretary of state Anthony Blinken visited Ethiopia and Niger, and hopes to overshadow Ghanaian finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta’s China visit.
“So far, very positive and encouraging meetings in China”, he tweeted following his trip, prompting swift action to win the country back over.
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