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Narendra Modi bangs the drum for India in Africa

Narendra Modi (left) and John Magufuli during the official welcoming ceremony at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi returned home on Tuesday (July 12) after a four-nation African tour that was aimed at boosting ties in a region where rival China has a strong presence. South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania were on the Indian leader’s itinerary as he discussed boosting investment and trade with the countries’ respective leaders. “After a vital Africa tour which witnessed key talks, interactions & agreements, PM @narendramodi reaches Delhi,” Modi’s office said in a tweet on Tuesday. India’s economic presence in Africa is dwarfed by that of China, whose trade with the continent topped $200 billion (£151bn)…

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