Africa in Fact Issue 41
Building on local skills

Building on local skills

Chinese companies have long being accused of exploiting African labour and excluding locals from skills development, but a continental pushback might force change In a wood-panelled room on the Jinhua campus of...

CARTOON: Looking East

CARTOON: Looking East

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Mining money

Mining money

  While other countries’ attitudes towards Africa waver, China is seizing the opportunity to snap up the continent’s mining assets On 17 January this year, any remaining uncertainty over one of the largest transactions...

Backing a rogue state

Backing a rogue state

Liberation struggle ties bind Africa to North Korea, and despite UN sanctions, the nation enjoys a reciprocal market for materiel, and more, on the continent The mere mention of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea...

Modi courts Africa’s markets

Modi courts Africa’s markets

East and Southern Africa’s sizeable Indian diaspora won’t necessarily cement the country’s ties with the continent, but careful diplomacy might In July 2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first official...

Gung-ho diggers quitting Africa in droves

Gung-ho diggers quitting Africa in droves

The big players in Australia’s mining sector have grown wary of Africa’s regulatory requirements, but smaller miners still take chances on the continent Seen from an investment perspective, the pattern of engagement...