Around 2000 Chinese companies do business in Africa. They invest primarily in infrastructure, i.e. roads and rail networks. However, trade unionists believe that local workers are being exploited.
G8 countries cancelled the debts of 18 African countries in 2005. But many of these countries now face bankruptcy again. Is China really to blame, as many in the West believe?
Africa has one of the largest stateless populations in the world, however governments have only recently started to recognize it as a serious problem.
The first ever Pan-African Conference was held in Paris 100 years ago to demand freedom for Africa's colonies and a greater voice for Africans worldwide. Thus an idea was born which still shapes Africa to this day.
Contaminated food poses a major health and economic threat to sub-Saharan Africa. While efforts are taken to provide safe food for exports, governments are reijigging the system to do more for domestic markets.
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