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Egypt eyes economic foothold in Djibouti

Egyptian policy involving East Africa takes a new turn, focusing on economics.
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Sherif Issa, Egypt's assistant foreign minister for African affairs, led a high-ranking delegation from various ministries and companies to Djibouti this month to discuss strengthening economic and other relations between the two countries.

Some wondered about the motives behind the March 14 visit, with one analyst saying Egypt is now trying to catch up with rival Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa.

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