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The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and Its Activities in African Countries, 1961–2010


This article aims to highlight the impact of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) on Kuwait’s foreign relations, especially with African countries. For more than five decades, KFAED has strengthened Kuwait’s ties to the developing world and secured political support throughout various crises, particularly the Iraqi invasion of 1990. The article sheds light specifically on the nature, extent, and scope of KFAED activities in Africa. Secondly, the article shows how the fund has helped numerous African countries in various economic aspects as well as contributing to social development.

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