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China’s Scramble For Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - As China expands its geopolitical and economic stake in far-flung regions of the world, it has increasingly resembled a traditional global power who doesn't shy away from influencing political developments abroad.

Ivory Smuggled On China State Trip: Report

AFRICANGLOBE - Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog said Thursday, casting doubt over Beijing's efforts to end the illegal trade that has led to rampant elephant poaching throughout Africa.

Why China and America Are Headed Toward A Catastrophic Clash

AFRICANGLOBE - Asia today carries the seeds of a truly catastrophic episode of mutual misperception. Both Washington and China are steadily upping the stakes in their rivalry as China's provocations of US friends and allies become more flagrant and America's commitments to support them become more categorical.

Kenya President’s Talks With China to Boost Economy?

Kenya's key advantage is that it is the geopolitical pivot for this region. We are the transit state and have a gatekeeper status to world markets for a number of landlocked countries. In order to retain this advantage, we need now to leapfrog the infrastructure gap

New Chinese President Courts Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Under George W. Bush, and now Obama, Washington has more openly turned to military means to thwart China’s growing influence in Africa. A separate US military command, AFRICOM, was established in 2007 as a direct response to first China-Africa summit in 2006, to which Beijing invited the head of states of more than 50 countries.

Resource, Growth Potential Behind China’s Xi Jinping Trip to Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - China’s new president Xi Jinping will this week attend a meeting of BRICS leaders in Durban, South Africa, which starts on Tuesday, before making a final stop in Congo as the world’s second biggest economy looks to Africa for natural resources.

Behind the Times: Washington’s Slow Changing Attitude Towards Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa’s international relationships are increasingly hinged on trade and investment rather than strategic security and aid, but attitudes in Washington are slow to change While many Africans were celebrating President Barack Obama’s re-election victory, arguably a more important leadership shift was taking place across the Indian Ocean.

Little Change in China-Africa Relations Likely Under Jinping

AFRICANGLOBE - How will Africa’s interest be bargained under China’s new leadership? This is the question that has generated interests among African pundits ahead of...

South Africa's Vice President Talks Trade in China

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is in China in a bid to strengthen political and economic relations with that country.