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WEEK IN REVIEW: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Embarks on Three-Day, Two-Nation African Tour

Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrives for the first day of a special meeting of the European Council at The European Council Building in Brussels on May 30, 2022. Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will embark on a three-day, two-nation African tour, marking the second G7 leader this week to visit the continent. Scholz will arrive in Ethiopia on Thursday and then go to Kenya on Friday. The Chancellor’s visit is widely seen as part a broader EU effort to rebuild its diminished diplomatic and commercial presence in Africa. (DEUTSCHE WELLE)

Sri Lanka granted the Chinese ports operator China Merchants Ports Holdings a 50-year exclusive lease to build and run a logistics center at Colombo Port. The deal is a public-private partnership, and the facility will be transferred to the Sri Lankan government after the lease period as part of a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. (SUNDAY TIMES)

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