Deborah Brautigam has posted a couple of nice quick reviews of two great sources relevant to understanding the role of China in Africa:
- “The Untold Story of China Development Bank”. The focus is not just on Africa here, but useful nonetheless.
- “Applause for New Study on Africa and Its Emerging Partners [China]”. The most recent version of the African Economic Outlook discusses Africa’s “Emerging Partners”.
Over at Global Voices, John Kennedy notes that in China, “Sudanese President Bashir’s Visit Raises Eyebrows”.
Over at the Atlantic.com, Damien Ma has an interesting piece on Chinese workers in Africa who marry Africans: “Chinese Workers in Africa Who Marry Locals Face Puzzled Reception at Home.”
At African Arguments they have an interesting excerpt of a discussion on the Horn of Africa at the UK House of Lords. It is noted: “There is no room for complacency there at all because it is still a very ugly situation, as the noble Lord indicates, but a number of measures are being taken on land in building the prisons to deal with convicted pirates and on the high seas through unprecedented co-ordination between all the navies of countries such as the United States, Russia, all the NATO countries, Japan and China-a degree of co-ordination never before seen among navies.” Is it possible that Somali piracy could bring the world together? Doubt it, but it is an interesting thought!