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Raila roots for infrastructure to bail out Africa

26 January 2012, 18:16

Davos – Prime Minister Raila Odinga has made a strong appeal for investment in infrastructure to facilitate trade and economic integration as a way out of the grinding poverty in Africa.

Addressing a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Odinga said the absence of trans-continental and regional road networks had made it difficult for Africa to trade with itself, forcing nearly all African countries to scramble for the same markets in Europe and other parts of the world.

Odinga was speaking at a panel on Transformation in Africa that included Presidents Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Jacob Zuma of South Africa plus Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

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