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Redback takes on greenback

African countries will be among the first to adopt the Chinese renminbi as a reserve currency

South Africa, China’s largest trading partner on the continent, looks set to be the first African nation to join the 20 other countries and regions that have swapped currency in de...


South Bank challenge to IMF and World Bank

The 28-29 March New Delhi summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries debated establishing a BRICS development bank – the South Bank – to give the...


Coal is hot

Southern Africa is now the major frontier of coal exploration for Indian energy companies. Khopoli Investments, a subsidiary of India’s largest private power producer, Tata Power, ...


Ma’s labours lost

Little was gained and little lost during Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s first African tour on 7-18 April. Far outscored in the contest with China for diplomatic recognition, Ma...


Think-tanks and policy-makers

China’s rocketing trade and political engagement with Africa are driving the growth in think-tanks and policy fora on Asia-Africa relations

A new report from the United States’ Social Sciences Research Council highlights the links between research and China-Africa trade and diplomacy. A Preliminary Mapping of China-Af...


Africa studying China

The numbers of African institutions studying China are far fewer than those of Chinese institutions studying Africa. Regional studies programmes are often poorly financed, but join...


China studying Africa

Public universities and government-backed think-tanks dominate Chinese research on Africa. Most ministries host official research institutions, which have limited independence.


Ma goes to Africa

On 7-18 April, President Ma Ying-jeou will make a state visit to three of Taiwan’s four African allies – Burkina Faso, Gambia and Swaziland. It will be the first visit by a Taiwane...


Competition for clusters

The African Union will determine which African countries will host India’s two new industrial clusters, which will be backed by billions of dollars in investment from the New Delhi...


Beijing resets its Africa policy amid economic success

Hit by wars, piracy and corruption claims, Chinese companies adapt to Africa’s fast-changing politics

Hostage-taking, festering regional disputes and rising domestic criticism are all complicating the politics of Beijing’s Africa policy.


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