Tuesday, 11 February 2014

 

China’s Aid to Africa: Monster or Messiah? PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 22:00 China Africa Watch

China’s Aid to Africa: Monster or Messiah?

By: Yun Sun

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2014 (The Brookings Institution) -- In recent years, China’s economic presence in Africa has led to a heated debate, some of it well-informed and some of it not, about the nature of Chinese involvement and its implications for the continent.  The debate is partially motivated by the rapid growth of China’s economic presence in Africa: for example, Chinese investment in Africa grew from USD 210 million in 2000 to 3.17 billion in 2011.[1] Aid is an important policy instrument for China among its various engagements with Africa, and indeed Africa has been a top recipient of Chinese aid:  by the end of 2009 it had received 45.7 percent of the RMB 256.29 billion cumulative foreign aid of China.[2] This aid to Africa has raised many questions, such as its composition, its goal and nature.


 

Promoting Russia’s Culture in Africa PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:21 Society

Promoting Russia’s Culture in Africa

iRoseBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, February 11, 2014 (Buziness Africa) -- Countries such as China and the United States are promoting their interests in Africa through the use of soft power. Is Russia missing out? The intensification of non-political contacts between Russia and Africa may contribute to increased interest.


 

DRC Mega-Dam to Be Funded by Private Sector, Groups Charge PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:35 Investment

DRC Mega-Dam to Be Funded by Private Sector, Groups Charge

ingadamBy Carey L. Biron

WASHINGTON, Feb 11 2014 (IPS) - Watchdog groups here are warning that a deal has been struck that would see Chinese investors fund a massive, contentious dam on the Congo River, the first phase of a project that could eventually be the largest hydroelectric project in the world.


 

 

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