Asia’s AGOA fronting

Johnson Manufacturing Workers knitting overalls in the Maputsoe Industrial Area. Image Sechaba Mokhethi

Chinese and Taiwanese textile and apparel factory owners have exploited an AGOA loophole, creating jobs in Lesotho, but still funnel most profits back home


Ghost cities: Africa’s moving in

The near-empty Chinese-built city of Kilamba in Luanda Province, Angola in 2011 © Wikimedia Commons

While new metropoles sprouting across China remain empty, those they’ve built in Angola are housing the African nation’s growing middle class