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Vol 3 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2009


Libya

Musa Kusa

Foreign Affairs Minister, Libya

Libya's Foreign Minister Musa Kusa was among the first of a wave of African ministers who are loudly and publicly criticising China's activities. In a 10 November interview with the London-based newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat, Musa Kusa had nothing but blunt words for Chinese investors. He criticised Beijing's preference for importing labour for infrastructure projects while neglecting African unemployment. He also railed against the exclusion of African Union officials from the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in November (AAC Vol 3 No 1) and declared China's efforts to assist African representation at the United Nations Security Council insufficient.

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