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If the EU Really Wants to Challenge China in Africa, It’s Going to Have to Do Better

European and African leaders gathered at the EU-Africa summit in Brussels. JOHANNA GERON / POOL / AFP

European leaders were all smiles on Friday at the end of a two-day summit in Brussels with their African counterparts which they hope will reset strained ties.

The highlight of the summit was the announcement of a hugely ambitious $170 billion Europe Investment Package that will be used to build new energy and digital infrastructure, finance health and education programs, and develop “resilient supply chains.”

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