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Angola: ‘negative FDI’

Angola: ‘negative FDI’

Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest economy and one of the continent’s leading producers of crude oil. Since the end of its three-decade civil war in 2002, governmental trade missions and private investors...

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...

Reporting ethnicity in African politics

Reporting ethnicity in African politics

Africa: the scourge of ethnicity Understanding ethnicity—inherited or imposed—can go a long way to ensure accurate coverage of conflict in Africa As a journalist I have covered a range of conflicts, some of which had a...

Last man standing

Last man standing

While the DRC president is seen as aloof and alienated from his people, few doubt his ability to manipulate the political system One morning last November, Joseph Kabila’s motorcade bullied a path through Kinshasa’s...