In Depth

Fri,27Feb2015

In Depth

People are at the heart of China-Africa engagement

While the state-level connections – trade, investment, bilateral agreements and loans – continue to claim most of the headlines, it is worth remembering that these connections are peopled, says Yoon Jung Park, Convener-coordinator at the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network.

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Nigeria-Rwanda: A big brother, little brother affair

Nigerian businesses are rushing to connect with tech-loving Rwanda. Photo©Jonathan Torgovnik/Reportage by Getty ImagesOne seeks to become a middle-income, 'knowledge- based' economy; the other to join the top 20 in the world. You scratch my back, as the saying goes.

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Africa-Asia: Go East Young Man!

Chinese people are travelling in increasing numbers to Africa, and Africans are working and studying in China. Photo©STR/AFPAfricans in China are learning from its breakneck growth and profiting from its cheap manufacturing. But what is life really like for them? The Africa Report travelled to the 'Asian eldorado' to find out.

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Energy: Green bonds, bubbles and torrents

Photo©ReutersSo what's stopping an economic shift to new energy forms? Quite simply, vested interests, writes Sarah Bracking.

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Breaking ranks and winning races for Rwanda

While the old guard is ensuring party discipline and minding the tills, young faces from sports, the media and business are making waves.

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Rwanda's job crunch

Despite service sector growth, many employees remain stuck in low-paid jobs. Photo©Vincent Fournier/JAIn a landlocked country without natural resources, pushing the service sector and investing in technology is a fine idea. One snag: the strategy has produced too few skilled jobs. Many are now questioning whether the focus should shift to agribusiness and manufacturing.

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