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Why Saudi Arabia and Egypt are competing for influence in Africa

CAIRO — Some Middle Eastern countries are showing a great deal of interest in Africa these days, and although Africa seems to welcome the attention, it can do without the drama.

Saudi King Salman bin Abbulaziz Al-Saud attends the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 37th Summit in Manama, Bahrain, December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed - RTSUXKHEgypt and Saudi Arabia, in particular, have extended their drive for influence in the Mideast by competing in some African countries.

Their differences over…

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