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

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China and India have become Africa's most important economic partners and their influence is growing by leaps and bounds. What is the impact of this trend on Africa's economic transformation and international relations?

The Rise of China and India in Africa examines in detail the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasing presence of the world's two most populous nations in the world's poorest continent, and proposes critical interventions that African governments must...

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

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Overview

China and India have become Africa's most important economic partners and their influence is growing by leaps and bounds. What is the impact of this trend on Africa's economic transformation and international relations?

The Rise of China and India in Africa examines in detail the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasing presence of the world's two most populous nations in the world's poorest continent, and proposes critical interventions that African governments must undertake in order to negotiate with both emerging powers from a stronger and better informed position.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848134379
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 3/11/2010
  • Series: Africa Now Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (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

Tables and figures vii

Acronyms and abbreviations viii

Foreword Gunilla Carlsson xi

Introduction - Africa in the twenty-first century: strategic and development challenges Fantu Cheru Cyril Obi 1

Part 1 The big picture: China and India as emerging giants

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

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

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

Part 2 China and India's relations with Africa: a historical perspective

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

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

6 Indian development cooperation with Africa Pranay Kumar Siruia 77

Part 3 China and India's growth surge in Africa

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

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

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

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

Part 4 The conflict-development nexus: a precarious balance!

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

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

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

Part 5 The scramble far African oil and resources

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

15 China and India in Angola Alex Vines Indira Campos 193

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

Part 6 Conclusion

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

Notes 238

Bibliography 243

About the contributors 266

Index 268

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