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WEEK IN REVIEW: Chinese Contractors Won Nearly a Third of Construction Projects in Africa in 2022, Four Times More Than Western Firms

The new Lagos light rail in Nigeria (top left), the Lekki Deep Sea Port, also in Lagos (top right), the Kingfisher oil drilling platform in Uganda (lower left) and the Central African Cultural and Arts Center in Kinshasa that's still under construction (bottom right).

Chinese contractors won nearly a third of all construction projects in Africa last year, four times more than Western firms, according to a new study by the Hinrich Foundation. These findings mark a sharp reversal from the 1990s when U.S. and European firms won 85% of infrastructure contracts. (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

Chinese and Indian military officers will meet on Tuesday for the first time since April for talks aimed at defusing tensions along their disputed border in the Himalayas. The talks also come one week before leaders from both countries will attend the BRICS summit in Johannesburg. (HINDUSTAN TIMES)

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