China’s Healing Power – Richard Dowden

From Time:

The dragon’s wing has twitched. A tiny shift in China’s Africa policy might just lead to peace in . China is ’s largest trading partner, buying 65% of its oil. Until now Beijing has protected Khartoum from the Western world, which was crying genocide and demanding intervention and sanctions. Now China has helped persuade Sudan to accept a new United Nations-led peacekeeping force of 26,000 military personnel and police, subsuming the 7,000 African Union peacekeepers who have failed to have any significant impact on the conflict. [Full Text]

Richard Dowden is director of the Royal African Society.



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