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In recent years, Chinese investment has transformed the economic—and physical—landscape of Africa. China has a footprint in nearly every African nation. It's difficult to gauge the true breadth and depth of Chinese investment on the continent, or to say with any certainty just how closely it is controlled by authorities in Beijing. Many Chinese companies have ties to the state but often seem to act independently. Still, although numbers and opinions vary, there is no question that Chinese investment will play a significant role in Africa's future.

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