• Japan pledges $30bn support for Africa

    Japan pledges $30bn support for Africa

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent.

    Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa’s vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster shut almost all of Japan’s nuclear reactors, Reuters reported.

    Abe, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to attend the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African […]