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Morocco, Tunisia Vie to Become the “New China in Africa”

A technician programs logic boards at a factory where respirators are produced in the town of Nouaceur, about 30km south of Casablanca, on June 5, 2020, as part of efforts against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. FADEL SENNA / AFP

For years, European companies, like others, have been steadily moving their production from China to lower-cost, less complicated manufacturing hubs in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. The massive disruption to global supply chains brought about due to the COVID-19 outbreak has only accelerated that effort.

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