The African Road to China


By Owei Lakemfa

THE African leaders journey  to Beijing, for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, FOCAC, holding from September 3-4, 2018, actually began fifty three years ago. That was at the infancy of our independence. In 1960 alone, seventeen African countries had gained independence. Tanzania became independent in 1961 and Zambia, four years later. Both faced the same challenge of development,  lifting Africans out of poverty, and the underdevelopment foisted on them by colonialism.

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Also quite challenging to both countries , were the African liberation wars especially in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa  and Mozambique; colonies being  run by the racists in Salisbury (Harare) the apostles of Apartheid in Pretoria and Portuguese colonialists in Maputo.

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