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China in Africa: Chinese FDI

China in Africa: Chinese FDI

China likes to position its engagement with Africa as that of one developing region assisting another. However, Beijing sometimes claims that it is “just another market player” on the continent — often as a retort to...

Deep-sea mining: Africa’s new frontier

Deep-sea mining: Africa’s new frontier

Despite environmental concerns, deep-sea mining will be a reality by 2030 and African countries with coasts, including Namibia and Nigeria, want to ensure they will benefit from the ‘new gold rush’ Globally, mining...

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...

SA puts Africa last

SA puts Africa last

South African President Jacob Zuma and President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan at the AU Summit, June 2015 © Wikimedia Commons African leaders are increasingly sceptical about South Africa’s commitment to its Africa First...