Japan eyes increased support and investment in Africa amid food crisis (JT)

Africa’s post-pandemic recovery is set to take center stage when Japanese and African leaders meet in Tunisia this weekend for the eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). High-ranking officials from more than a dozen African states — as well as representatives of international organizations, donor countries, private companies and civil society — are set to attend the summit, which will focus on sustainability, both in terms of economic development and human resilience. During the summit, which will offer Japan a chance to deepen ties with the continent, Tokyo is expected to further accelerate Japanese investments in Africa, to support local entrepreneurs, including startups that focus on human development and helping solve social challenges, among other things. Click here to read full article

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