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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, shakes hands with Senegalese President Macky Sall, right, with Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, during the Forum On China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing, Sept. 4, 2018 (AP photo by Lintao Zhang).

At China-Africa Forum, Beijing Confronts Criticism of Its Role on the Continent

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, WPR Senior Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Kicking off the latest iteration of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged $60 billion for various projects in Africa, a sum that included $20 billion in credit lines along with $15 billion in “grants, interest-free loans and concessional loans,” according to The Associated Press. ...

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