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Africa’s Prominent Role in the New “BRICS6”

The once lifeless BRICS bloc got a big boost of energy this week with the addition of six new members including two additional African states from Egypt and Ethiopia. Together, African countries will now account for nearly a third of the 11-member group — far more than any other international multilateral organization.

The announcement to enlarge the bloc came at the end of a high-profile three-day leaders summit in Johannesburg.

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