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US-Africa summit: Obama unveils $33 billion US investment plan for Africa

Over the past decade, sub-Saharan African countries have seen a staggering level of growth. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the US has been holding an unprecedented summit, hosting leaders from some 50 African countries. President Obama has unveiled a raft of US investments in the continent to the tune of $33 billion. So has the summit had the desired effect, and is all this a desperate game of catch-up by the US, losing ground and influence to China on the continent?

By Tom BURGES WATSON

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Prince Randy KOUSSOU ALAM-SOGAN

Chairman & President, Black Lion Rising Investments Ltd

Estelle GBENOU

Consultant, Permanent mission of Central African Republic to the United Nations

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2017-01-19 Business

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 tax evasion

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals (part 2)

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Foreign troops at border as Jammeh refuses to go (part 1)

West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal....

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Senegalese troops enter as Jammeh refuses to go (part 2)

West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal....

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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisation (part 2)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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