chinese involved in all of Africa’s


There is no end to articles on the relationship between Africa and China. Earlier today a wrote a booknote on Lieve Joris’ latest book on the growing relationship between Africa and China. This time we look a a special niche in trade. Let us call it smuggle. Elephants are shot by the dozen. These elephants … Continue reading chinese involved in all of Africa’s

chad scraps chinese oil permits


This is another post to highlight the relationship between Africa and  China. I posts these because earlier today I wrote about Lieve’s Joris book on the relationship between Aftrica and China.  This time it is about the landlocked country Chad where a Chinese oilcompany lost five exploration permits. The reason, according to the Chadian government, … Continue reading chad scraps chinese oil permits

5,000 chinese are coming to kenya


When the British long ago decided to build a railroad from the Kenyan port Mombasa to Lake Kisumu and onwards, they needed a lot of manual labour to do the job. Many people were ‘imported’ from the Indian subcontinent to do the job. Many of them stayed on and up till this very day the … Continue reading 5,000 chinese are coming to kenya

china in africa


Earlier today we followed in the footsteps of the travelwriter Lieve Joris who traveled to and fro between Africa and China to find out about the human contacts between these two entities. And to find out about commerce. Now you have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Chinese Sam Pa (or maybe … Continue reading china in africa

african but not anymore


Well, it was not the last article! This is another article as a followup on the book note I published earlier this morning. I read a book by Lieve Joris on the relationship between Africa (not a country) and China (not a continent). Samantha Spooner writes about all the goods that China does copy from … Continue reading african but not anymore