Italy’s PM seeks partnership with Africa.

Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has announced details of a proposed partnership with African countries encompassing energy, investment and agreements on migration.

She presented what’s called the “Mattei Plan” to parliament and a summit of African leaders.

Her government says it’ll commit sixty billion dollars initially.

Ms Meloni’s right-wing government has struggled to implement promises to clamp down on irregular migration.

She’s promoting investment in African economies as a way of reducing the need to migrate.

She also wants to turn Italy into an energy hub linking North African suppliers with Europe.