China in Africa
China's rapid rise to global prominence has become the cause of much debate, reflection, and concern. This topic is especially relevant and of profound consequence to Africa, given China's considerable and growing presence on the continent and the similarities and differences in circumstances and development trajectories between it and African countries. Central to the debate is whether China’s earlier support for independence struggles and development initiatives in Africa is giving way to a more exploitative and self-serving relationship, characterised by resource imperialism and a disregard for accountable governance and human rights.
Edited by: Garth le Pere.