The New Scramble for Africa
Caught between competing powers to the West and East, how can Africa emerge from the race for its riches?
Our guests examine the challenges facing Africa, a continent caught in the middle.
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Described by many as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, the US, China and other nations are attempting to consolidate their grip on Africa's natural resources and its growing consumer class.

Empire travels to Kenya, France and the USA to examine who is gaining, who is losing and what it means to Africans.

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