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China African Investment

Dams and Dollars

China Hands | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
China Hands

For the last two decades, the US and China have peacefully maintained their presence on the continent and kept a kind of competitive equilibrium. The launching of the Grand Inga Dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, however, has finally given the two powers an opportunity to actually converge their interests and cooperate.

China Looks to Cement its Future in Africa by Turning to the Past

Robert C. O’Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert C. O’Brien

Chinese archeologists are busy here in Kenya looking for evidence of Chinese trade with Africa in the 1400s to show the world that China was here as a commercial and military power before the Europeans arrived.

Choosing Between China and the West Is No Joke for DR Congo

Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga

Africa now has an alternative to listening to the West. That alternative is China, and Europe and North America are right to be concerned.