Tuesday, 10 December 2013

 

Africa: South-South Cooperation in Aid, Trade and FDI? PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 17:28 Experts Policy Center

Africa: South-South Cooperation in Aid, Trade and FDI?

By Musab Younis

OXFORD, December 10, 2013 (IDS) -- A closer look at the economic engagement footprint of rising powers in Africa.

What do the activities of Chinese businesses in Angola, Brazilian state agencies in Mozambique and Indian exporters in South Africa have in common? For one thing, they all might be seen to represent the trend of (re-)growing linkages between African, Asian and Latin American countries.


 

China-Africa engagement: Has it peaked? PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:19 China Africa Watch

China-Africa engagement: Has it peaked?

By KAI XUE

BEIJING, China, December 10, 2013 (TIA) -- The key factors driving China’s Africa play are starting to wane.

An Export-Import Bank of China executive, addressing an audience of investors in Hong Kong recently, made a prediction that total investments and loans from China to Africa would reach $1trn in the next 12 years. This stunning number finds a place in both of the the dominant predictive scenarios in the China-Africa narrative. In one, China is seen as orchestrating a Marshall Plan for Africa, while the other warns of a neo-colonial juggernaut.


 

Africa: Women Demand Access to New Technologies and Decision-Making PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:18 Women

Africa: Women Demand Access to New Technologies and Decision-Making

BY TARISAI NYAMWEDA AND SIKHONZILE NDLOVU

BANGKOK, Thailand, DECEMBER 10, 2013 (Gender Links) — Smart phones, IPads, tablets and cameras are the ‘must have' gadgets at the Global Forum on Media and Gender (GFMG), currently underway in Bangkok. These powerful devices allow for instantaneous communication and dissemination at the mere tap of a finger. But to what degree do these New Information Communication Technologies (NICTs) empower women?


 

 

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