Senegalese President Macky Sall, host of this year’s FOCAC, and President Cyril Rampahosa from South Africa both delivered speeches at the forum on Monday, among the few African leaders this year to speak at the event.
Both spoke of the importance of FOCAC and how they feel it amplifies Africa on the world stage. Then, each used the opportunity of their time on stage (virtually in the case of President Ramaphosa) to showcase specific issues of concern:
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