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Brazil and Africa Bridge the South Atlantic

Jul 27, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
 Brazil has been cultivating strong ties with several African countries for decades, aided by cultural similarities and mutually beneficial interests.

Brazil has been cultivating strong ties with several African countries for decades, aided by cultural similarities and mutually beneficial interests. 

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The relationship between Africa and Brazil rarely gets a close look. When African countries are examined in relation to the wider world, the focus is often on the continent's significant economic, historical and security connections with nations such as China, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. But Brazil has in fact been cultivating strong ties with several African countries for decades, aided by cultural similarities and mutually beneficial interests. ...

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