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Big plans for 2014

Despite recent missteps, South Korea's engagement with Africa will increase this year and move beyond natural resources to embrace information technology, communications and markets

New efforts by the Seoul government and by South Korea's private companies aim to widen cooperation with its African partners this year. These new initiatives follow a series of mi...


Kang Chang-hee

Speaker, National Assembly, South Korea

National Assembly Speaker Kang Chang-hee made his first trip to Africa in July and spent 13 days in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. In Dar es Salaam, the government of President Jaka...


Seoul says no to youth export

South Korea ends speculation on the matter and begins to investigate Yoon Choong-sup, the man behind the plan

South Korea is adamant that it did not and will not authorise the arrival of some 100,000 young Malawian workers, as announced by President Joyce Banda and her People’s Party...


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...


Seoul food

South Korean diplomats are working to help Daewoo Logistics regain at least part of a huge land-lease deal the company lost after Madagascar's 2009 coup d'état. In May, Seoul dispa...


Youth export palaver

Parliamentarians were up in arms after hearing that up to 100,000 young Malawians could be soon on their way to work in South Korea’s factories and farms in an effort by government...


Lee Suk-chae

CEO, KT Corp, South Korea

In early February, Lee Suk-chae, Chief Executive of South Korean telecommunications firm KT (formerly Korea Telecom), indicated that he would be bidding for the 53% stake in Maroc ...


Going strong

2012 marked a turning point in every sector of South Korea’s ties with Africa – diplomacy, trade, investment and official development assistance

South Korean companies are the contractors of choice for African governments but the East Asian country is also expanding its peacekeeping and official development assistance (ODA)...


Park Geun-hye

President-elect, South Korea

The arrival of Park Geun-hye in power in late February 2013 is likely to signal continuity rather than change in South Korea’s Africa policy. The daughter of former President Park ...


More summits, more funds

The South Korean government is making more commitments to back its economic expansion in Africa and to promote industrialisation and trade

The third Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Forum took place in Seoul from 15-18 October, marking a stronger engagement from the South Korean government. Foreign Minister Kim Sung-...


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