2016 Mega-Themes in Africa-China Relations

The year 2016 saw many changes in Africa-China relations. While the Asian nation championed African causes at international summits, it is also requiring African nations to do more to attract Chinese investment. In addition, China is not the only Asian giant courting Africa. This year, Japan and India also made their case for stronger relations with the continent. As relations between China and Africa mature, the honeymoon phase seems to be fading out. Unsavory aspects of this intimate relationship including the impact on Africa’s environment and overt racism have been reported. Nevertheless, China and Africa will likely forge a future together as the Asian nation has committed huge financial resources and and is setting up educational opportunities for the benefit of Africans.

2016 mega-themes

2016-A5: 2030 Agenda

In September 2015, the world’s heads of state, governments and representatives  met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and committed themselves to eradicating poverty, combating inequality, protecting human rights and addressing other pressing issues by...

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