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U.S. President Joe Biden, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. first lady Jill Biden wave during an official State Arrival Ceremony at the start of Modi's visit to the White House


Modi’s moment in Washington

India’s PM Narendra Modi got the star treatment this week in Washington, DC, becoming only the third head of state – after France’s Emmanuel Macron and South Korea’s Yoon Suk Yeol – to be honored with all the pomp and circumstance of an official state dinner by President Joe Biden.

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A hostess stands before the opening of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, (FOCAC) in Dakar, Senegal.

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Hard Numbers: China-Africa trade hits new high, record remittances to Central America, Barry Manilow vs protesters, Indian government vs Chinese apps

254 billion: Trade between Africa and China reached an all-time high of $254 billion in 2021, up more than a third from the previous year. But most of the increase came from a jump in Chinese exports, which continue to dwarf Africa’s exports to China.

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