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A Chinese port in Nigeria will change the world economy

New facility unites the economic and demographic giants of Asia and Africa

| Africa
The first vessel berths as Lekki Port takes delivery of cranes and equipment on July 2: The arrival of the megaship from Shanghai was historic. (Handout photo from Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise)

Lauren A. Johnston is associate professor at the University of Sydney and consultant senior researcher to the South African Institute of International Affairs.

In November 2010, little-known Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping gave a speech in South Africa promoting the creation of "a new type of China-Africa strategic partnership for a better future."

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