How Beijing Courts African Partners

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China's footprint in Africa extends beyond infrastructure projects and financing. How significant are the relationships spun between Chinese elites and their African counterparts? In our eighth episode with African Arguments, Shinovene Immanuel (The Namibian), Lina Benabdallah (CSIS), and John Culver (Former National Intelligence Officer) join host Judd Devermont for a conversation on Chinese engagement with Africans. Guests also discuss Namibia's fishrot corruption scandal and politics in Algeria.  

Background Readings:

Why Mali Needs a New Peace Deal - Judd Devermont and Marielle Harris
Under the Radar: Summer Edition - Judd Devermont and Ryan Cummings
The Spoils of the Fishrot (Part 1) - Shinovene Immanuel and Tutaleni Pinehas
Swapo's 'golden children' - Shinovene Immanuel
Shaping the Future of Power - Lina Benabdallah  
China loans Africa much less than you think - Lina Benabdallah (African Arguments)