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France's Hollande offers Africa new aid and trade ties

By Reuters | Wed, 4 Dec 2013 17:30 PM

PARIS, Dec 4 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande told African leaders on Wednesday France was ready to double its aid and trade to the continent over the next five years.

The target, announced at a conference in Paris ahead of the formal opening on Friday of the annual Africa-France summit, is part of an effort by France to win back African business in the face of growing rivalry from China and ...

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