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China in Africa: a complex relationship

The increasing role that China is playing in building Africa’s infrastructure and managing its economy has become the subject of much discussion not only within Africa but also abroad. To capture the true scale of China’s irresistible ascent within Africa – its evolution, methods, actors and relations with EU and United States – Afronline.org, in collaboration with three African newspapers (Addis Fortune, Ethiopia; Sud Quotidien, Senegal and Les Echos, Mali) has interviewed  Jonathan Holslag, head of research at the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies (BICCS).

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Senegal: the hell of Gandon’s damned lands

People of river. That is how one could describe people who have been surviving for years near the Senegal river – neighbouring the little city of Saint-Louis. They have never heard about climate change. They understand environmental problems only through experts and technicians come to their land. Sometimes they feel like the sky is falling on their heads, but other times life is more hopeful.

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M’Bokolo and the new Africa. Changes after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

“Die mauer ist weg”: the wall has fallen. It happened on 9 November 1989. While hundreds of thousands German citizens were destroying the “Wall of Shame” and ending the historic division between Western Europe and Eastern countries, millions of Africans were looking with surprise at a historical turning point that would change the destiny of Africa. The fall of the Berlin Wall, as many experts say, opened a breach into the African political landscape, which had been focused for 40 years in single party regimes.

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