It’s not really news anymore when China announces yet another massive infrastructure construction deal in Africa. Typically these deals are done at the national level, so when Beijing and the African Union signed a major transport infrastructure MOU in late January it raised some eyebrows. Both sides praised the deal as a major event, but neither revealed any specifics of how much it was worth or who would actually benefit. James Schneider, Editorial Director at New African magazine was at the PRC/AU signing event and joins Eric and Cobus to shed some light on this mysterious MOU.
- “China Signs Deal with AU to Connect Africa’s Big Cities,” Konye Obaji Ori, The Africa Report, January 28, 2015
- “Commentary: The West’s Baloney About China-Africa Cooperation,” Wang Xiangjiang, Xinhua News Service, February 2, 2015
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