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Japan's Abe seeks to counter China's influence in Africa

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a keynote speech at the sixth Ticad, in Nairobi, on Aug. 27. (Photo by Keichiro Asahara)

NAIROBI -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday sought to regain some of the ground lost to China in an increasingly fierce rivalry over influence in Africa.

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