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The African charm offensive

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As Theresa May continues her tour of Africa with a visit to Nigeria, another European leader is on the continent too.

Germany's Angela Merkel is visiting Senegal, and will also make stops in Ghana and Nigeria.

Her aim? Well, similar to that of Mrs May - to boost trade with Africa.

"African countries could be a good market down the line," Ms Merkel said in a recent video address.

"Other countries are already very active here."

Seems everyone is trying to woo Africa, where China, France and the US have been the dominant financial forces.