China comes to Africa with pure trade and economical intentions, offloading Chinese products in the markets of host countries in exchange for oil and other resources. African states traditionally relied on western colonial powers for economic aid and political influence. However, with the rise of China and its increasing involvement in Africa, the situation is slowly changing. Petroleum producing states endeavor to establish relations based on the supply of oil in return for investments and other economical incentives. The US interests in Sub-Saharan Africa includes promoting democracy, good governance and transparency in economies of petroleum producing states, along with establishing a strong military command to protect its oil interests and monitor the actions of militant groups.