China expands role in Africa

Author Frank Sieren discusses China's growing ties with Africa in interview to Al Jazeera.

    According to Chinese government figures, trade between China and Africa has risen by more than 33 per cent annually this decade.

    Last year, the volume of two-way trade almost hit $107bn.

    Resource rich and boasting a market potential of 800 million people, Africa is a key destination for Chinese investment.

    In the first nine months of this year alone, Beijing invested more than $7.8bn in the continent.

    Al Jazeera interviewed Frank Sieren in Beijing, an author and journalist who made a documentary on the booming ties between China and Africa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.