August 11, 2014

Sam Pa: China's Middleman in Africa

Tom Burgis, Financial Times


For a decade, Sam Pa has opened doors for Beijing in Africa. But his story reveals a troubling side to China’s ambitions.

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August 1, 2014
Can the U.S. Catch Up to China in Africa?
Howard French, Businessweek
To be attentive to history is to be on the lookout for pivotal moments, and in the geopolitics surrounding Africa, the 1990s stand out as a hugely pivotal time. With the Cold War scarcely over, the West turned its attention... more ››
August 4, 2014
Time for the U.S. to Turn on the Lights in Africa
Daniel McGroarty, RCW
Let's look beneath the Green slogans at what the absence of access to electricity means for far too many Africans. It means mothers burning animal dung for heat, when long-term exposure to the airborne particulate matter in dung... more ››
August 2, 2014
Revving American Relations with Africa
Emily Cadei, Ozy
Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the world’s fastest-growing populations and economies. The U.S. needs to up its game to avoid losing out on opportunities. more ››
August 4, 2014
Ebola Stalks West Africa
Japan Times
Few diseases are as terrifying as Ebola. It is a highly contagious disease, with no known cure, that induces great suffering on its victims. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and gruesome internal and external bleeding. more ››
August 5, 2014
What's at Stake in Africa Summit
New York Times
Even as the Ebola virus serves as a reminder of Africa’s manifold challenges, a much brighter future for the Continent was on display in Washington this week, where more than 40 African heads of state are attending a summit... more ››