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Why the GCC States Think Africa Is Worth Fighting Over

May 1, 2018 | 10:30 GMT
This photo show the main port of the Algerian capital city, Algiers, which stretches into the Mediterranean Sea. A company based in Dubai operates the ports of Algiers and Djen-Djen.

A company based in Dubai operates the Port of Algiers -- depicted here -- and the Port of Djen-Djen. The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council are deepening their ties with countries across Africa through investment projects and increased trade.

(FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Increasing their sway on the continent will enable members of the Gulf Cooperation Council to achieve prominence on the international stage and to gain trade partners. But they will have stiff competition, from other regional powers and from their fellow bloc members....

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