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Airports spark intense international rivalries

Extension of Diori-Hamani airport in Niamey, built and run by Turkish group Summa.
Extension of Diori-Hamani airport in Niamey, built and run by Turkish group Summa. © Reserved
At a time when many African capitals are constructing new airports to ease congestion around urban centres, such projects are giving rise to intense rivalry between new and established powers on the continent, all against a backdrop of growing sub-regional [...] (585 words)
Issue dated 29/05/2019 Reading time 3 minutes
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