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Vol 3 (AAC) No 8

Published 1st June 2010

Out of the starting blocks

On 24 May, Seoul’s Strategy and Finance Ministry identified Algeria, Ethiopia, Congo-Kinshasa, South Africa and Tanzania as ‘strategically important’ countries in its economic cooperation with Africa. South Korea will target infrastructure projects in Northern and Southern Africa, and mining and agricultural investment in East and Central Africa. Nigeria, where South Korean oil companies have been involved in extended legal proceedings (AAC Vol 2 No 3), is absent from the list of countries that will get Seoul’s special attention.

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