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The Impact of Trading With China on Botswana's Economy

"The objective of this paper is to examine the impact of trading with China on Botswana’s domestic and third markets. The paper also assesses the structure and magnitude of Botswana-China bilateral trade. Botswana’s trade balance with China has been…

Silk, Cinnamon and Cotton: Emerging Power Strategies for the Indian Ocean and the Implications for Africa

"The Indian Ocean, once a centre of gravity for the trading nations of Asia, the Gulf and coastal Africa, is on the cusp of a revival of its substantial commercial status and geo-strategic prospects. This is manifested in a number of ways. First,…

Malawians Admire South Africa as Development Model, see Strong Influence of U.S. and China

"South Africa ranks highest among models for Malawi’s future development, according to Malawians’ perceptions of international relations expressed in a recent Afrobarometer survey. The United States is the second-most-popular model and is regarded a…

Shifting Security Challenges in the China-Africa Relationship

"China’s involvement in African security has deepened in recent years, with growing multilateral engagements with the AU and the UN. China is also taking several measures to deal with non-traditional security threats – mainly issues of survival ari…

Chinese Model of Infrastructure Development in Africa

Infrastructural development, which is a key step in providing a competitive business environment for African economies, provides the backbone for poverty reduction strategies and programmes designed to improve the livelihood of the poor. The absence…

Can Africa Compete with China in Manufacturing? The Role of Relative Unit Labor Costs

This paper examined the bilateral trade and cost competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with China. Patterns are reviewed of bilateral trade between SSA and China, showing an extraordinary imbalance in the structure of trade, in that China over…

Mapping Chinese development assistance in Africa: An analysis of the experiences of Cameroon

"This report analyses the linkages between China’s involvement in Cameroon and development in Cameroon. It gives a historical background of China’s relationship with Cameroon which dates back to the 90s. The report describes in detail how Chinese de…

Mapping Chinese Development Assistance in Africa: An Analysis of the Experiences of Ethiopia

"Chinese development assistance has become a distinctive and integral part of the global aid and development architecture. China has been increasing both the volume and geographical scope or reach of its foreign aid since the mid 1990s. This expansi…

Chinese Aid and Investment in Zambia: National Consultation Workshop: A Report

"China has become increasingly present in modern day development discourse and justifiably so. This is largely due to the fact that it is one of the fastest growing countries in the world today, and that Chinese presence in Africa has grown substant…

Will China's Reforms Impact FOCAC?

The year of 2014 is viewed as China’s year of reforms in many respects. During the year 2015, the country’s top leaders stressed their determination to remodel China’s development from a development model that values quantity and speed to one that p…

The African Technopolitan Vol 5 January 2016

This issue of the African Technopolitan has as its main article " The poverty of development strategy in Africa". This article argues that Africa’s economic and techno-scientific progress is being lionized prematurely, to the detriment of its long t…

China-Africa Co-operation: Capacity Building and Social Responsibility of Investments

"The increasingly visible Chinese economic presence in Africa has led to analyses that run the gamut from highly laudatory, ie, considering Chinese investments as a contribution to African development, to strongly critical, ie, considering them as …

South Africa and FOCAC: Enabling a Partnership for Global Economic Governance Beyond the BRICS?

"In December 2015, South Africa will host the first Heads of State Summit of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Africa. Given the high level status accorded to the 6th FOCAC meeting, the forum promises to further enhance relations bet…

Not Beating Around the Bush: Understanding China and South Africa's Illegal Wildlife Trade

"The illegal wildlife trade is emblematic of the underlying complexities that exist in bilateral relations. There is a discrepancy between diplomatic and unofficial spaces, and between supply and demand countries (as in the case of China and South …

Learning by Doing: China-Africa Co-operation and State Learning

"The view that ‘Africa should learn from China’s development’ has been expressed throughout Africa, from the chairperson of the AU through senior government officials to analysts, scholars and ordinary citizens. China’s 40-fold increase in GDP and…

China-Africa Co-operation Beyond Extractive Industries: The Case of Chinese Agricultural Assistance in West Africa

"Traditionally focused on extractive industries, China’s co-operation with Africa is moving towards greater diversification, as African economies themselves diversify and new needs and opportunities arise across the continent. West Africa is a case …

Reflecting on the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC): Where to from here?

For the first time a FOCAC summit was held on African soil between 3-5 December 2015 which coincided with the launching of China’s second Africa policy paper. The others had all been Ministerial gatherings following the first summit in Beijing. It …

Striding Towards Better Relations (Ethio-China Relations)

Some scholars from Western countries have started criticizing China for practicing "neo-colonialism" in Africa, while economic relations between China and African countries are becoming stronger. How can Ethiopia, which was never colonized during th…

China-Africa: A Maturing Relationship? Growth, Change and Resilience

"This event focused on three areas: ● China’s changing role in the global economy and the impact of this on African economies, as well as on development in Africa generally; ● the role of natural resources and wildlife in China-Africa trade, inclu…

Chinese, Brazilian and Indian Investments in African Agriculture : Impacts, Opportunities and Concerns

Investments made by the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian governments in African agriculture is analyzed in this study. This brings together three new case studies of Chinese investment and aims to assess the impacts of investment on Africa's small-sca…

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