Plans to 'Revitalise' Africa's Textile Industry

Close to 10 percent of the world's cotton comes from Africa. Most of this cotton is then taken to Asia for further manufacturing. Could Africa's textile industry make a comeback, asks Andreas Becker for Deutsche Welle.

A cotton farmer

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