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China floats 'Africa Quad' with Germany and France

Xi seeks to drive wedge in Atlantic alliance with cooperation proposals

People stand in front of Nairobi Terminus, a railway station on the Chinese-built Mombasa–Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway, outside Nairobi, Kenya.    © Reuters

NEW YORK/BEIJING -- China, Germany and France can together assist the development of Africa in a "four-party" framework, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to his European counterparts in an online summit.

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