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China's investments in Africa: a fresh lens offers more balanced insights

Coverage of Chinese presence in Africa has been somewhat misleading. Shutterstock Simon Manda, PhD, University of ZambiaThe rise of China in Africa has triggered an ongoing debate about whether Chinese capital is a barrier that entraps African governments in practices that hinder poverty reduction. The most recent contribution to these debates is a...
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Africa's destiny depends on building a vibrant middle class

African nations can look to Nigeria and Tanzania for recent examples of smart policies that boost the middle class. Flag map via www.shutterstock.com Yvan Yenda Ilunga, Rutgers UniversityThe global financial crisis felled many nations and companies, leading to the collapse of banks and recessions in the biggest economies in the world. But most Afri...
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