Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks via video link at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Tunis. Photo: Reuters
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks via video link at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Tunis. Photo: Reuters

Japan pledges US$30 billion for Africa as it seeks to counter Chinese influence

  • Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told the Tokyo International Conference on African Development that Japan will grow ‘together’ with the continent
  • Pledge includes aid and investment and stands in contrast to Beijing’s loans that have prompted concern about the debt burden

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks via video link at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Tunis. Photo: Reuters
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks via video link at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Tunis. Photo: Reuters
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