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The Rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions

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In recent years, China and India have become the most important economic partners of Africa and their footprints are growing by leaps and bounds, transforming Africa's international relations in a dramatic way. Although the overall impact of China and India's engagement in Africa has been positive in the short-term, partly as a result of higher returbans from commodity exports fuelled by excessive demands from both countries, little research exists on the actual impact of China and India's growing involvement on ...

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Overview

In recent years, China and India have become the most important economic partners of Africa and their footprints are growing by leaps and bounds, transforming Africa's international relations in a dramatic way. Although the overall impact of China and India's engagement in Africa has been positive in the short-term, partly as a result of higher returbans from commodity exports fuelled by excessive demands from both countries, little research exists on the actual impact of China and India's growing involvement on Africa's economic transformation. This book examines in detail the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasing presence of China and India in Africa, and proposes critical interventions that African governments must undertake in order to negotiate with China and India from a stronger and more informed platform.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848134362
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 3/11/2010
  • Series: Africa Now Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Fantu Cheru is Research Director and Cyril Obi is a Senior Researcher at The Nordic Africa Institute.

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Table of Contents

1 China, India and (South) Africa : what international relations in the second decade of the twenty-first century? Timothy M. Shaw Shaw, Timothy M. 13

2 South-South strategic bases for Africa to engage China Dot Keet Keet, Dot 21

3 India's African relations : in the shadow of China? Sanusha Naidu 34

4 China's development cooperation with Africa : historical and cultural perspectives Liu Haifang Liu, Haifang 53

5 Engaging Africa : India's interests in the African continent, past and present Sanjukta Banerji Bhattacharya Bhattacharya, Sanjukta Banerji 63

6 Indian development cooperation with Africa Pranay Kumar Sinha Sinha, Pranay Kumar 77

7 China and India's growth surge : the implications for African manufactured exports Alemayehu Geda Geda, Alemayehu Atnafu G. Meakel Meakel, Atnafu G. 97

8 Chinese investment in African network industries : case studies from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya Peter Draper Draper, Peter Taidiso Disenyana Disenyana, Taidiso Gilberto Biacuana Biacuana, Gilberto 107

9 The role of India's private sector in the health and agricultural sectors of Africa Renu Modi Modi, Renu 120

10 Navigating Chinese textile networks : women traders in Accra and Lome Linn Axelsson Axelsson, Linn Nina Sylvanus Sylvanus, Nina 132

11 China and Africa : towards a new security relationship Kwesi Aning Aning, Kwesi 145

12 The Darfur issue : a new test for China's Africa policy He Wenping He, Wenping 155

13 China and Zambia : between development and politics Fredrick Mutesa Mutesa, Fredrick 167

14 African oil in the energy security calculations of China and India Cyril Obi Obi, Cyril 181

15 China and India in Angola Alex Vines Vines, Alex Indira Campos Campos, Indira 193

16 The price of 'opennness' : towards Chinese economic control in Zambia Peter Kragelund Kragelund, Peter 208

17 Countering 'new imperialisms' : what role for the New Partnership for Africa's Development? Fantu Cheru Cheru, Fantu Magnus Calais Calais, Magnus 221

Notes 238

Bibliography 243

About the contributors 266

Index 268

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