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By Vuyani Ndaba JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Disappointing growth in Africa's two biggest economies has highlighted the role of China in the expansion of recent years, now that China's own economy is slowing. Expectations of more than 4 percent growth in Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, are probably now too high, and South Africa's prospects also look in need of revising. Second-quarter growth for both countries was worse than the most pessimistic forecasts - in South Africa's case, by the biggest margin in at least half a decade of Reuters polls.
The Greek government was set to hold talks Wednesday on the huge numbers of migrants landing on its shores, as 4,300 more people arrived in Athens overnight, most of them Syrian refugees. Two ships carrying the latest arrivals docked at Athens' Piraeus port after sailing from Lesbos, one of several Greek islands struggling to cope with the huge waves of people crossing the Mediterranean from Turkey in flimsy boats. The ships were chartered by the Greek government to help relieve pressure on Lesbos, whose authorities and infrastructure are ill-equipped to deal with the huge influx of people.