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Tokyo calling Dozens of African leaders trooped into Yokohama city on Japan’s Pacific coast in late August and heard prime minister Shinzo Abe promise that Japan’s private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in Africa. What’s more, said Abe, Tokyo would offer “limitless support” for investment, innovation, enterprise, and entrepreneurship, with backing from Japan’s government-backed institutions. The promises of cooperation were made at the seventh Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD). It is one of several […]

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