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Discuss next 100 bn $ of African Infrastucture Investment... 018 rising//Outlook//Continuing Entrepreneurial Revolution Curriculum of The Economist's Norman Macrae 10 sept 1923 to 11 June 2010

breaking 2018 -help accra stage africa's and the world's greatest jobs creating education summit


#theeconomist #BR9 congratulatuon's africa's nobel ;peace winner Dr Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo - so much so many could learn from your solutions network http://www.mukwegefoundation.org/our-impact/

Dr. Denis Mukwege is a surgeon, gynecologist and women’s rights activist. He founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1999 as a clinic for gynaecological and obstetric care, and expected to be working on issues of maternal health. Since 1999, however, Dr. Mukwege and his staff have helped to care for more than 40,000 survivors of sexual violence, which has made him the world’s leading expert on ‘repairing’ the internal physical damage caused by (gang) rape



- special thanks to South Africa's Taddy Blecher for being first educator to celebrate Norman Macrae remembrance party ; special thanks to sir fazle abed for being the greatest educator to remember Norman and his wonderful microfranchise-0 adolesecent girls jobs clubs across BRAC in Africa;


special thanks to 4 chinese female graduates for updating Norman's belief that the sustainability of all global youth will depend on china's education leadership , Kissinger 30 year celebration of the 150 person network of Chinese Americans who love both countries futures of youth and QuarterBillionGirls can share their story of what the human race needs to celebrate now. Africa undp reports

Monday, February 12, 2018


Exploring every facet of China’s engagement in Africa through multimedia
Commentary
African Countries are Loading Up On Dangerous Amounts of Chinese Debt, but What Other Choice Do They Have?





BY COBUS VAN STADEN
Senior China-Africa Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs
One of the questions that the Western media accounts of “debtbook diplomacy” do not ask is what is the price for poor countries of not taking loans? Many poor countries have limited funding options, and the alternative is systemic underdevelopment, which carries its own dangers – increasing youth radicalization and a continued flood of economic migrants to places like Europe. The issue of debt can’t only be seen in terms of a Western power calculus – we also have to see it from the perspective of Africa’s future.
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The Top 5 Stories of the Week
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The Unseen Hand of China in Africa’s Largest Economy
[QUARTZ] There is a part of the Chinese story in Africa that is rarely documented. That of the ordinary businesses who head to Africa, often without state backing, seeking to make a fortune. These businesses have mostly been careful to remain outside the spotlight and rarely ever speak to local media. No one can say for sure—not even the Chinese government—how many Chinese businesses are in Africa, never mind what they are doing there.
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China's Surveillance Tech Companies Look to Expand in Africa Amid Growing U.S. & European Pressure
[CGTN AFRICA] China's largest surveillance technology companies are increasingly looking to Africa to open new international markets amid tighter pressure from U.S. and European authorities who are increasingly concerned about their relationship with the Chinese government. Hangzhou-based Hikvision recently opened a new sales and R&D office in Johannesburg that aims to serve clients across Africa.
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China Verges on Luring All of Africa Away From Taiwan
[NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW] The Chinese government sees special significance in a Beijing summit with African leaders set for September alongside the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. If China can bring the last holdout, Swaziland -- recently renamed eSwatini -- into its corner, it will go into the meeting having diplomatically conquered the continent.
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Analyst: U.S.-China Trade War Could Bring Opportunities for South Africa
[FIN24] While escalating trade tension between the United States and China is bound to negatively impact emerging markets globally, there are also "significant" long-term opportunities in emerging markets like South Africa once the political tide turns again according to Old Mutual joint fund manager for global emerging markets, Siboniso Nxumalo.
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'We Are Ecstatic': South Africans Stranded in China Are Coming Home
[TIMES LIVE] The Chinese government will foot the bill for a group of 51 South Africans to return home‚ after they unwittingly became embroiled in a probe into their visas. The group had been kept in China pending a court case against a Chinese agent who allegedly lured them to the foreign country with a promise of lucrative teaching jobs. He‚ however‚ allegedly did not disclose to the group the type of qualifications they needed.
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The China in Africa Podcast
A U.S. View on China’s So-Called “Debtbook” Diplomacy Agenda


The United States accuses China of engaging in so-called "Debtbook Diplomacy" where it aims to entrap poor developing countries with huge amounts of debt they'll never be able to pay back.
Is the U.S. just trying to discourage developing countries from becoming too close to China or is there merit to their allegation? Join us for a fascinating and timely discussion wtih two recent Harvard graduate students who wrote a widely circulated paper on the subject.
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The Risks Of Turning America’s Back On Africa
BY DAVID MEIJER
Senior Security Analyst and Eurasia Review Contributor
Perhaps most concerning for Washington is China’s increased activity in the tiny, yet strategically important, state of Djibouti – located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea on the route to the Suez Canal – where both powers have military bases just a few miles apart.
Djibouti recently called time on a contract with Dubai’s DP World to run the Doraleh Container Terminal, amid rumors that the authoritarian government seized control of the port in order to gift it to China. The Pentagon fears that China could use its commercial clout to persuade Djibouti to evict US forces or, at the very least, to place restrictions on the port’s use, which could affect access to supplies and the ability of US navy ships to refuel.
Although this has not yet come to pass, signs of growing tensions – and Beijing’s increasing assertiveness – are already afoot. 
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