Foreign Affairs minister Bernard Membe yesterday said the 'Yokohama Declaration', which was agreed on during last week's fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, paves way for Japanese mining investors in the country.
The Declaration agreed among other things, that
Japanwould invest in alternative sources of fuel from minerals such as cobalt, iron, and uranium in Africa.
African countries had taken the Asian economic giant to task for not investing enough in
Africa. Leaders who spoke at the conference said Africa did not only need aid, but also fair trade with . Japan