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Vol 64 No 17

Published 24th August 2023

Nairobi takes lead on economic accords

The US and EU are offering new trade and investment deals to the region. But only Kenya is capitalising on them

Aside from migration control, and its €150 billion (US$163bn) Global Gateway programme – the European Union's underfinanced answer to China's Belt and Road infrastructure scheme – the latest Africa-focused policy from Brussels is to broker agreements on critical raw materials to reduce the EU's overdependence on Chinese industrial and mineral supplies in return for investment in the green transition and industrialisation.

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