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Author: Eagletale
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Is China Colonizing Africa Or Is This All Western Propaganda?

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The future is in Africa and China knows it, but African leaders are not.

Africa is set to have a population of 4.5 billion in 2100 up from 1.2 billion in 2015, with a huge proportion of young people. The future of Africa is synonymous with the future of the human race. This means that the continent, if well-prepared skill-wise and all, will control the demand for global goods and services. China knows this! Over the last 10+ years, China has been building a foundation to integrate Africa through infrastructure development, FDI, manufacturing, etc.

A united Africa creates a bigger market size for the Chinese economy. On the other hand, Africa is still struggling to bring all its 54 governments to sign agreements aimed at fostering regional integration. The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) that is supposed to be the largest trade zone in the world has only been signed by 80% of African Union member nations.

Africa’s most populous and biggest economies, Nigeria, Eritrea, and Guinea Bissau are the only African nations that are yet to make any commitment to the AfCFTA. As African leaders are busy fighting their local battles, China is integrating the continent for its own benefit.

Harriet Kariuki

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