As we pointed out a couple of years ago, African economies are growing significantly. Some of this growth, however, seems to be causing vituperations and “heart attacks” in former colonial capitals and in the United States.
Asked about US policy in Africa recently this is what the retired US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton had to say:
…we don’t have assets of any significance right now on the African continent. We’re only building that up.
And so what do we need in Africa?
What countries will welcome us there, give us, both our military and civilian teams, a good, safe base out of which to operate? So we’re focusing just on Africa, and particularly North Africa right now
Why now? Why the fuss over Africa? This is why……..The sheer scale of Chinese investment on the continent as shown on the infographic below should give you a clue.