Modi pitches partnership of prosperity to Africa

Modi pitches partnership of prosperity to Africa
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned on the charm for African leaders on Thursday, promising $10 billion in credit to back a \"partnership of prosperity\" and pitching a broad alliance for global reform.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned on the charm for African leaders on Thursday, promising $10 billion in credit to back a "partnership of prosperity" and pitching a broad alliance for global reform.

Hosting 54 nations for the biggest India-Africa summit, Modi laid on a lavish cultural programme with dancers, drummers and videos in a sports arena."The dreams of a third of humanity have come together under one roof," he said in a speech.

"We will raise the level of our support for your vision of a prosperous, integrated and united Africa that is a major partner for the world," Modi told leaders, including presidents Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Mohammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt.

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