China in Africa: Unlocking a continent of possibility

China's evolving relationship with Africa is not entirely comfortable
China's evolving relationship with Africa is not entirely comfortable

Africa is the talk of the town. The past decade has seen the world’s leading economies race to increase their ties with a continent brimming with potential.

And none more so than China. Its sustained courtship of the continent has seen China and Africa bilateral trade and investment reach astronomical levels.

According to 2018 trade figures, China’s trade with Africa totalled US$205 billion. And a recent tweak to their approach promises to enshrine Africa as the continent of opportunity for Chinese companies.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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