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Ploughing new fields

Asia's smaller states look to agricultural cooperation with Africa for mutually beneficial trade

Cambodia's diplomatic reach in Africa is extremely limited but its rice exports are expanding fast despite questions about their quality. With a record surplus of over 2.8 millio...


Cho Hwan-eik

President, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), South Korea

The President of KOTRA studied political science at Seoul National University, and has an MBA from New York University and a doctorate in business administration from Hanyang Uni...


Seoul search in Africa

Despite the global slowdown, South Korea used its Africa summit to strike more deals and expand its diplomatic reach

International financial realities did not deter the 21 African delegations to the second Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Conference (KOAFEC), held in Seoul on 27-30 October. At...


Kang Man-soo

Strategy and Finance Minister, South Korea

South Korea has been hit hard by the financial crisis and Finance Minister Kang Man-soo has organised a US$11 billion stimulus package. He is maintaining the commitments he made ...


Smaller is beautiful

Faced with its own economic crisis, Seoul remains determined to expand its economic and political ties with Africa

Seoul’s Africa summit on 27-30 October is smaller than the grand Japan-Africa, China-Africa or India-Africa events of the last five years, but it demonstrates the importance of Afr...


Seoul's high-tech axis

IT cooperation centres for Cameroon and an internet backbone for Rwanda

Seoul is using its expertise in information and communications technologies (ICT) to break into Africa’s growing high-tech market. Korea Telecom has a US$38 million contract with t...


Chin Dong-soo

President, Korea Eximbank (Kexim)

In Asia’s rush to develop relations with Africa, South Korea is trying to catch up with its East Asian rivals, Japan and China. Dignitaries attending the Korea-Africa Economic Coop...


Choi Young-Jin

United Nations Special Representative for Côte d'Ivoire

Alongside the United Nations Operations in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI), South Korea's Choi Young-jin is working to implement the peace process outlined in the Ouagadougou accord ...


Lee Won-gul

CEO Korea Electric Power Corporation

Born in Busan in 1959, Lee attended the prestigious Sungkyunkwan University, majoring in public administration. He joined the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 1978 and held post...


Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary General

When South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon became UN Secretary General in January, he pledged to reform UN management – and to make climate change and Sudan’s Darfur his top priorities.


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