South Africa’s foreign policy under Ramaphosa emphasises economic diplomacy and ‘progressive internationalism’, which promotes global equity and ending the dominance of the global north.
Manufacturing firms exposed to increased Chinese competition employed fewer female production workers than men.
It’s unclear what practical purpose the drafters of South Africa’s foreign policy document envisaged it serving, and who its intended audience is.
China’s need for private security services in Africa has grown significantly as Beijing increases its investment in the continent.
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A new book places the responsibility of African growth on its leaders, people, and civil society, while also recognising the role partners like India can play in achieving its goals.
Chinese private investments in Ethiopia are highly diverse, fluid and complex.
The 2022 summit between the European Union and the African Union seeks to renew the intercontinental partnership with massive investments. However, structural patterns of inequality persist.
The recent flurry of developments is just the world catching up to the reality of Somaliland.
African countries should adopt measures that strategically play rivals against each other. They should implement long-term strategies and domestic policies for dealing with strategic partners.
Contrary to the government’s promises of prosperity, Kenya’s mega-railway is heading down the wrong track of development.
President Tshisekedi’s government no longer has the excuse that it’s being hampered by the dead hand of his predecessor Joseph Kabila’s cabal.
The “Chinese Model” for development could be a blueprint for the modernisation and transformation of African economies.
Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.
At the top of President Biden’s foreign policy agenda are COVID-19 and climate change. He has also pledged to make diplomacy and multilateralism the primary means of US foreign policy.
The Trump administration’s policies affected Africa in detrimental ways.
A more explicit emphasis on the national interest may encourage donor countries to play ‘the long game’ in Africa.
African policymakers should strenuously safeguard their right to choose from the widest possible range of technology options that suit their countries’ development needs.
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Frequently used phrases to frame discussion about Chinese capital in Africa don’t allow for the interrogation of the actual behaviour, practices and possibilities of Chinese capital.