China imperialistic advances and African fossil fuels


By Sonny Atumah

African leaders converged on Beijing, China from September 3-4, 2018, for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, FOCAC. This is the third time the summit was held since it was launched in Beijing in 2000. The Chinese President Xi Jinping promised US$60 billion in both aids and loans to the African continent. The zero interest loans are to fund infrastructure investments in Africa.

President Xi Jinping

Xinping also announced US$60 billion assistance at the second summit in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015.  The Chinese  said had plans to address infrastructure deficits, funding shortage and lack of professional and skilled personnel in Africa.

The after effect of the Cold War was that Africa with abundant raw materials was seemingly abandoned. European powers practised…

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