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Empire – The New Scramble for Africa

An outlook on African development

Marwan Bishara challenges Adan Mohamed, the Kenyan cabinet secretary for Industrialisation and Enterprise Development.

Last updated: 04 Aug 2014 21:34
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The new battle for Africa does not deploy strong-arm tactics, it is now a soft power game: economic and humanitarian aid, interest-free loans, preferential trade agreements and investments in infrastructure are currency across a continent that is, for the world's established and emerging powers, seemingly up for grabs.  

Empire asks whether deepening Chinese engagement is helping or hurting African development.

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