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The #China/ #SinoAfrica containment narrative is not useful for analyzing #Japan-#Africa development relations. Using a tug-of-war language to paint a๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ-๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต standoff shows how much the๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ- ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณrivalry colors #Africa's partnerships. ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต's #TICAD7 is a very different product from #FOCAC
#TICAD started in 1993, many moons before #FOCAC. #Japan did get inspired by #China's forum model and changed from meeting every 5 years to now every 3. TICAD also recently started alternating between #Japan and an #Africa|n hosts (like FOCAC) but
Using a zero-sum narrative doesn't work simply because there's a lot of room for #TICAD, #FOCAC, #India, #Russia.. What it shows tho is that the Forum Model is a favored #diplomacy w/ #Africa platform. Hosting public officials, organizing banquets, seminars, building connections
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THREAD: For Nigeria โ€” our partnership with China through the #FOCAC platform, has resulted in;

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The construction and operation of the first rail system in Africa that uses modern Chinese standards and technology. This 180km rail line that connects Abuja and Kaduna was commissioned 2 years ago at a cost of $500 million.
Today the Abuja-Kaduna rail line is functioning efficiently with no issues. Indeed, a sign that Chinese technology is world class.
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