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China and India stage investment showdown in Rwanda

Xi and Modi come bearing billions, making country a strategic priority

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, have both been courting the government of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, center.   © Reuters

KIGALI, Rwanda -- China and India are locked in a game of one-upmanship deep in the heart of Africa. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Rwanda, which is drawing big investments from the two emerging powers and welcomed both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this past summer.

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