CrossTalk: Africa grab
Africa up for grabs: China has recently outperformed Western nations as Africa’s largest trading partner. India is catching up. With more powers eyeing Africa’s resources, will the continent feel more emboldened to determine its own rules? Is the presence of outside forces in Libya and Ivory Coast just another example of the West trying to hold on to Africa? As the continent remains overly dependent on foreign aid, many agree it is the surest way to keep Africa under the thumb. CrossTalking with Robert Guest, Jendayi Frazer and Firoze Manji.