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Angry envoys

Seoul is developing new initiatives to bolster its African diplomacy but is inadvertently ruffling feathers with perceived errors in protocol

Ahead of the late May visits to Seoul of Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Armando Guebuza of Mozambique, new President Park Geun-hye declared that South Korea must shape it...


Lu’s broadside at Western policy

China’s top Africa policymaker, Lu Shaye, took to the pages of the officially sanctioned China International Studies in March to slam the interventions by Western governments in Ce...


The BRICS didn’t break out the bank

The emerging countries’ summit reached agreement on a currency stabilisation fund and ministers will continue negotiations on a new development bank

Symbolism and messages counted more than the details at the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Durban, South Africa, on 26-27 March. So, after lengthy ...


Workers of China unite – in Africa

Trades unions may still have problems operating independently in China but Chinese workers and entrepreneurs are more ready to take industrial action on African projects.


Negotiating African risk

After underestimating the challenges facing their African investments, Chinese companies are looking for new ways to protect their projects and personnel

'China wholeheartedly welcomed by Africa,’ crowed the state-owned China Daily on 5 March. Yet China’s ever-growing relations with the continent face a complex environment of politi...


Private companies under the radar

Official Chinese statistics vastly underestimate the number and value of private Chinese investments in Africa, according to a recent World Bank report. Private Chinese Investment ...


Year of the Snake

Demand for natural resources will ease as China focuses more on internal politics while moving towards consumer-led growth and management of political risk

The year 2012 was a tumultuous one, as might be expected from a Year of the Dragon. However, while the run-up to the Chinese leadership transition was nothing if not controversial,...


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