AFRICA Issue dated 03/05/2021

Will Beijing boycott Macron's Africa Summit?

Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping.
Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping. ©Nicolas Asfouri/Pool/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
The French president has been trying to get China on board his summit of African economies for months but Beijing has yet to RSVP his invitation. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken should represent Joe Biden at the 18 May event, to which several African heads of state have been hastily invited at the last minute. [...] (467 words)
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