Why Africa Prefers Doing Business With China

China has become Africa's largest financier of economy-boosting infrastructure, but will its economic model serve the continent's interests?
  • Africa:  Why Africa Is Turning to China

    The South African Civil Society Information Service, 7 January 2013

    Ghana held its general elections on December 7 and 8, 2012, reelecting incumbent President John Dramani Mahama. However, Nana Akufo-Addo, flag-bearer of the opposition New ... read more »

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  • Namibia:  Chinese Building Loan Hits Snag

    The Namibian, 7 January 2013

    THE Namibian government is stalling on two Chinese loans allegedy because the borrowing costs are too high and other terms are stacked against the country's policies. read more »

  • Africa:  South Africa Aims to Boost Brazil, China, India, Russia Ties With Africa

    Inter Press Service, 27 December 2012

    South Africa plans to boost links between Africa and its partners in the Brazil, Russia, India and China alliance at a landmark summit, which will be held in this country in March, ... read more »

  • Africa:  China's Gift a Tribute to Relations With Africa

    Fahamu, 2 February 2012

    Which other friend of Africa would be willing to fund, design, build and maintain a new $200 million AU headquarters in the middle of a global financial crisis? read more »

  • Liberia:  China Agrees to Provide U.S.$4.5 Million to Liberian Army

    The Informer, 31 December 2012

    Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua and Liberia's Defense Chief Brownie Samukai have penned an addendum to an Agreement between the two Governments under which China will provide a ... read more »

  • Africa:  What Westerners Don't Understand About Modern Economy

    Fahamu, 2 February 2012

    Why is the Chinese economy thriving while that of the West is in crisis? The answer is of great relevance to Africans who have for decades embraced development models created in ... read more »

  • Africa:  Which Way China-Africa Relations?

    Fahamu, 15 December 2011

    A recent conference at a Chinese university gave students a rare opportunity to listen to a number of different voices on the important topic of China-Africa relations. Katherine ... read more »