Obama Says U.S. Will Invest $14B in Africa [Video] President Barack Obama announced that U.S. businesses will invest $14 billion in Africa, at the US-Africa Business Forum in Washington. He also said that the money will go towards construction, clean energy and information technology projects. We look at the new relationship that the U.S. is forging with Africa, in this Lip News clip with Gabriel Mizrahi. If your paying attention to the up coming war then you know this invest is to strengthen the U.S alliance with Africa to box Russia and China in territory wise. Pull up a map of the current alliances U.S has including north Africa’s Egypt and you will see why this is a chess move.