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The U.S. Helped Coordinate and Finance the New Lobito Corridor Deal

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi, Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema and Angolan President João Lourenço launch the Lobito Railway corridor on 4 July 2023. Image via @amoshochstein

Tweet by Amos Hochstein, the Biden administration’s lead on infrastructure initiatives in developing countries, was the only indication last week of any U.S. involvement in the deal to rebuild the Lobito corridor in Angola.

But behind the scenes, the U.S. government is playing a rather significant role in this arrangement, helping to bring the different countries together and to provide some of the financing for the upgraded railway.

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