A Djiboutian boy holds his national flag in front of China’s at the launch of a housing construction project backed by China Merchant Group. Photo: AFP

Can India keep pace with China in Africa, or is it running on a different track?

  • The two Asian giants are extending overtures and outreach to African nations, prompting speculation they are competing for power and influence
  • But while Beijing’s deeper pockets have given it a foothold, analysts say New Delhi’s approach gives it unique advantages – and there is room for both
Topic |   China-India relations
A Djiboutian boy holds his national flag in front of China’s at the launch of a housing construction project backed by China Merchant Group. Photo: AFP
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