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Vol 55 No 3

Published 7th February 2014

Big plans for 2014

Despite recent missteps, South Korea's engagement with Africa will increase this year and move beyond natural resources to embrace information technology, communications and markets

New efforts by the Seoul government and by South Korea's private companies aim to widen cooperation with its African partners this year. These new initiatives follow a series of mishaps, which have damaged the image of Asia’s fourth-largest economy and slowed the emergence of a coherent Africa policy. South Korea is, however, still in the process of forming its own approach to Africa and the story so far is not entirely negative.

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