Africa trade



Fake Drug Pipeline Undercuts Malaria Progress

The Wall Street Journal examines the global trade in fake, counterfeit and otherwise substandard malaria medication, in which China and particularly Guangzhou's African community appear to play a substantial part. From Benoît...

Xi Trip Highlights China’s Africa Influence

Xi Jinping's first overseas tour as China's president is set to commence this weekend. After a stop in Russia, President Xi will travel to Africa - a continent where Beijing's influence is a subject of much debate - to visit...

China’s Arms Exports Flooding Sub-Saharan Africa

As China transitions from being the world's largest weapons importer to becoming a major producer, the Washington Post examines its role as an exporter of arms to 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. While the exports do not...

Foreigners in Guangzhou Protest Death of Expat

Foreigners living in China have been in the spotlight recently as the behavior of a few has inspired the government to crack down on the group as a whole. In Guangzhou, tensions have flared between expats and authorities when a...

Africa’s Free Press Problem

In the New York Times, Mohamed Keita, Africa advocacy coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, writes about declining press freedom conditions in many African countries and the increasingly influential role of...

Howard French on Africa in a Chinese Century

Former New York Times Shanghai correspondent and current Columbia University Journalism School professor Howard French speaks with Radio Open Source about the role of Chinese migrants in Africa: HF: I was struck every time I got...

China and South Africa Sign Business Deals

South African President Jacob Zuma just completed a three-day visit to China, accompanied by 17 Cabinet Members and 300 businessmen. The Wall Street Journal reports on the business deals forged during the visit: China and South...

China’s New Focus on Africa

From Time Magazine: The ambition, speed and scale of Chinese involvement in Africa is extraordinary. According to Chris Alden, author of China in Africa, two-way trade stood at $10 billion in 2000. By 2006, it was $55 billion,...

Indian Diamond Cutters Aim to Stave off China

A new competition between India and China is heating up, over African diamonds, the Financial Times reports: Indian diamond cutters and polishers are lobbying the government in New Delhi to combat Chinese efforts to secure rough...

China’s New Role in Africa

Just after the conclusion of the Africa-China summit in Egypt, BBC reports on China-Africa relations beyond the financial deals that get so much attention in the international press: [Wen Jiabao] promised $10bn of new loans as...



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