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A trillion-dollar promise

Chinese officials are still bullish about Africa but the IMF worries that the continent’s export growth will weaken as investment in China drops off

Despite talk of slower growth and less investment in China over the medium term, Chief Country Risk Analyst at the Export-Import Bank of China Zhao Changhui predicts that his bank ...


Talks on illegal timber

China, the largest buyer of illegal timber, is working with the European Union and African governments to improve the global forestry trade

Governments from three continents have launched an unprecedented cooperative effort against the illegal forestry trade in Africa. Officials from Africa, Asia and Europe discussed w...


Africa is our future

With conflicting strategies pulling France in different directions, two senators map out a plan for cooperation with China in Africa

In a policy paper entitled L’Afrique est Notre Avenir (Africa is Our Future), the Senate sought to lay out France’s Africa policy and respond to China’s growing i...


Africa gets into the driving seat

Governments are negotiating much more robustly with Chinese companies and cancelling those contracts they judge to be poor value

It had seemed that the big-ticket investors in African countries sponsored by China would be free to run rough-shod over investment and other legislation, given the fervour with wh...

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Sparklers for Beijing

Chinese companies are seeking new joint venture partners and buying stakes in established companies to increase the supply of rough diamonds to Chinese markets

While Beijing is getting ready to take its turn at the presidency of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, Chinese companies are busy launching a new investment drive in the ...


Chinese partners make mining projects viable

With less money around for mining investments, companies are taking on multiple partners

Like many other mining companies, Mwana Africa and its Chief Executive Officer Kalaa Mpinga are not just counting on one company for finance for future mining projects. With less m...


A new phase of China-Africa cooperation

Peace and security will move up the agenda

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from 40 African governments came together for the Third Round of Political Consultations during the meeting of the Unite...


More boots on the ground

After despatching two military missions in 18 months, President Hollande’s whole Africa policy is taking on a new seriousness

The loss of two soldiers just days into the Opération Sangaris deployment in Central African Republic reminded French President François Hollande of the human –...


Security crises threaten economic success

A new model for intervention forces emerges in Congo-Kinshasa, as financial pressures mount on other UN operations

A team of ambassadors from the United Nations Security Council flew from New York to Congo-Kinshasa, just as the season of UN General Assembly debates and high-level meetings was e...


Taylor goes down alone

Taylor loses his appeal against war crimes conviction as governments demand changes in international courts

The Special Court for Sierra Leone's confirmation on 26 September of the 50-year sentence for war crimes of Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia, comes as African govern...


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