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July 18, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Question of the Week: China in Africa Part II

Is Chinese aid and investment a positive force for development in Africa? This is the second Question of the Week post about Chinese involvement in Africa. Last week, we focused on China’s South-Sou…

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July 12, 2012

China
"Winner Take All"—A China Story?

It was with a mix of trepidation and anticipation that I read Dambisa Moyo’s newly-released book, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World: trepidation because my c…

A Chinese contractor walks at the site of the Nairobi-Thika highway project, under construction near Kenya's capital Nairobi, on September 23, 2011.

February 13, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post: A Tale of Two Nigerias

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

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July 11, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Question of the Week: China in Africa

The Development Channel is pleased to launch a new feature, Question of the Week. These posts will review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background informati…

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December 5, 2017

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Cabinet Appointments Disappoint

Friends of Zimbabwe hoped that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s cabinet appointments would signal a shift away from the tyranny of deposed president Robert Mugabe. Instead, Mnangagwa’s appointments have signaled continuity, not change.

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January 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Balzac and Nigeria’s Boko Haram

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

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July 5, 2012

China
The Other China

It appears that 2012—like every year in recent history—will yield a bumper crop of new China books. In the past few weeks, three have come across my desk—Dambisa Moyo’s Winner Take All,  Zhou Xun’s T…

A Chinese labourer waits for a job at the Chaotianmen Port along the Yangtze River in downtown Chongqing on December 3, 2000.