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What lies behind Asia's advance into Africa

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The inaugural session of the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India, October 29, 2015   © Reuters

TOKYO While the U.S. and Europe still dominate, Asia has emerged as an important force in the African development landscape, strengthening relations and providing much needed assistance.

Much like Western governments before them, the likes of Japan, China, India and South Korea have motives that go well beyond supporting domestic companies moving into the continent, and competition for greater political influence is not far from the surface.

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