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Population: 1.39 bn.
GDP: $12.24 trn.
Debt: $1.71 trn.

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Red flag over Africa

'Unbreakable friendship’ was the slogan for the tour by China’s Premier. ‘Unending salesmanship’ would have served just as well

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s African tour was a week-long, effective sales pitch for Chinese technology and infrastructural expertise. He also announced several major ...


Wasting assets

Recent forays in search of investment have failed but there is a lack of urgency in government efforts to revive the economy

January has been more depressing than usual for the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF). President Robert Mugabe had to cut short his annual leave and return ...


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...


Construction boom ahead

Nigeria's state-backed mortgage provider FMBN is in talks with two Chinese financial institutions about a US$6 bn. loan for new housing

With the national population reaching 174 million this year, the the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria estimates the housing deficit at 17 mn. units. However, talks led by the FMBN ...


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...


Football fever

Congo-Kinshasa wants to host major football tournaments and China is helping to prepare the country's mostly dilapidated stadiums

Congo-Kinshasa is bidding to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations, the continent’s most important football tournament. The Kinshasa government is counting on China’s he...


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Dai Zhikang

Chairman, Shanghai Zendai Property, China

The Hong Kong-listed property developer announced in November an investment of about US$8 billion to transform the Modderfontein suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, into a metrop...


Move closer

After allowing China to open a trade office in November, São Tomé is fending off claims that it may abandon Taiwan, its diplomatic ally

Prime Minister Gabriel Costa is walking a fine line by encouraging investment from both China and Taiwan. Chinese oil companies play a crucial role in oil exploration, but Taiwan o...


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