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China's Africa-building catches U.S. eye

By JOSH LEDERMAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published March 10, 2018 at 1:57 a.m.

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The African Union Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, held its opening ceremony in January 2012. The towering silver African Union headquarters was built by China.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The sleek, green-and-white trains glide past the congested, ragged streets of Addis Ababa along the city's new light rail -- built and financed by China. The towering silver African Union headquarters was built by China, too. So was the new ring road system around the city. And the new railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti.

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