China is facing backlash in Africa – Financial Times

A follow-up on the attack on Chinese oil workers in Ethiopia last week, from Financial Times (via

Last week’s attack on an oil exploration site in eastern Ethiopia in which nine Chinese were killed and at least five more taken hostage, was the single deadliest incident involving the Chinese in Africa to date. At least 65 Ethiopians were also killed in the attack.

It underlines the potential for a backlash against China’s involvement on the continent where this can be compromised by a reliance on regimes with poor human rights records and enemies among their own people. [Full text]


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