The fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) will be held in Yokohama from June 1 to 3 to discuss various issues regarding the continent with political and business leaders from around the world.

For the past 20 years since TICAD I was held in 1993, the conference has evolved into a new phase as the African economy has grown rapidly during the period. Still, Africa faces challenges such as income disparity and political instability.

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