Monday, February 12, 2018

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

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
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
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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Monday, February 5, 2018

Akufo-Addo addresses World Innovation Summit for Education in Qatar

Nov 17, 2017 - Uploaded by Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
▻SUBSCRIBE for more videos: https://youtube.com/TheGBCghana. PresidentAkufo-Addo as co-Chair of the ...

notes only jobs-rich education can change africa from having trade led by global jorces that extract africas natural resources; africa needs to have its own maker capabilities; it cant be addicted to aid any longer; its got to value its youth as much as other hemispheres
A_A will direct wise summits to include this theme with wise in accra may 2018; wise at UN general assembly sept 2018; wise in paris march 2019 - this connects with all BRI -summits school systems mba  A-A chairs UN eminents on sustainabilirty gaols where his co-chair Edna Solberg and Jack Ma are as passionate as he is that half of youth will be unemployable unless we change education -among african congress leaders A-A likely to find support in Kagame and with Egypt's president who was a Brics plus guest in china 2017 and many who recieved Jinping speech as "the gods have sent us this man"

(Accra's other must see education cases - http://econaud.prohost.mobi/21705/show/aeb336aa00eed1ffa665cae9310f0b9f&t=alormsm4btcrre987b5uulf0m6 china universities in africa)

even since people started discussing millennium goals, we have recommended that job creating education summits need to be celebrated as most likely to determine whether the race to sustain the human race is won. Our foundation projects such as publishing the sino-english world record book of jobs creators help yout confirm their role as the sustainability generation

of all the summit formats we have had the privilege of attending wise is not only the most exciting but it gets better and better- its feels as if it welcomes you in an alumni  action network unlike any other summit series
H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Co-Chair)

Ghana: Nana Akufo-Addo is sworn in as president - BBC News

Former human rights lawyer Nana Akufo-Addo has vowed to revive the country's economy.

Akufo-Addo’s 2015 Christmas Message

Details nanaakufoaddo.org
H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Co-Chair)President of Ghana
wise comes to accra ghana may 2018 before the UN General assembly in sept 2018;  one of the many links between the 2 summits being Ghaha's president -as chief host in Accra and co-shair of the UN Eminent council with Norway,s Edna Solberg - one of the national leaders brave ebough to second jack ma's chalenge - take education beyond te clasroom or know that half of youth will be unemplyable by 2030

tyhere is jist so much work to be done if sustainability is to rise out of every community - that any place wher potentially hard wirking youth cannot find livelihoods is frannky wrongly led, badly mediated, suffereuing from complete economic lunacy, or traped in edfucation that is not serving youth or all of the above

so lets get on with the good wtuff- how can ghana and then the UN host the best ever education summts and how can these relay to te next wise summit6 hosted by macron in paris march 2019 and the belt raod summi6t 2 in beijing may 2019


Saturday, February 3, 2018

eduafrica greatest movers and shakers - note to self update south africa taddyblecher.com now s sfrica has a leader concerned with youth
>below notes on the most remarkable connector audrey cheng

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