Today, I heard Ambassador (Burkina Faso & Ethiopia) David Shinn speak on ‘China’s Engagement with Africa.’ The event was held at the African-American Civil War Museum in the U Street Corridor under the sponsorship of the DC… 595 more words
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Today we have a guest post by Thibaud Andre, a French consultant working in China.
In 2009, the Chinese government announced the establishment of “a special loan for small and medium-sized African businesses” which offered $1,200 million to support the development of “agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, fishing, processing and manufacturing, trade and logistics, and other industries closely associated with people’s livelihoods in Africa”. 601 more words
The Suez Canal
When it first opened in the 1860s the Suez Canal revolutionised international trade by cutting the travelling distance from India and the Far East to Europe at a stroke. 544 more words