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China in Africa

The Latest Linguistic Colonizer: Mandarin In South African Schools

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
The Conversation Africa

Mandarin's addition to the school curriculum appears to be more of a political ploy than a sound educational policy. South African President Jacob Zuma enjoys a close relationship with China's government, which has led some critics to call the Asian powerhouse a new colonial power.

Rebel Without a Cause: Playing Chicken in South Sudan

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Tom Ginsburg

Those who are fighting will naturally look to China to help resolve the dispute. Silence is not really an option.

Bwana Uncle Sam

Eric Margolis | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Having finished off former ally Muammar Gaddafi, the Pentagon, its new Africa Command, and CIA are now focusing on East Africa. In fact, Africa is hot.

Howard French on Africa in a Chinese Century (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Fifty years almost to the day after the catastrophic assassination of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo, the journalist Howard French is sketching an alternative path ahead for African development today.