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    China's development finance to Africa: a media based approach to data collection

    Center for Global Development, USA, 2013
    How big is China’s aid to Africa? Does it complement or undermine the efforts of traditional donors? China releases little information, and outside estimates of the size and nature of Chinese aid vary widely.
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    China's foreign aid in 1978

    Digital Commons@UM Carey Law, 1979
    1978 saw inportant changes in Chin'a foreign aid programme. It cut aid to its two largest recipients, Vietnam and Albania. At the same time, China reqested aid from the United Nations for the first time, and negotiated loans from other countires, although it appeared contradictory that China was continuiing to give foreign economic assistance whilst soliciting aid for itself.
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    China - Africa factsheet

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    China-Africa ties have expanded beyond trade and investment in extractive industries to engagement in telecommunications, infrastructure, manufacturing, finance, media, agriculture and peace and security issues. This factsheet provides historical background and an overview of contemporary relations between China and Africa.In particular it looks at:
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    The foreign policies of African states in the age of democracy and human rights

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    The establishment of the AU in 2002 created opportunities for an ambitious democracy and human rights agenda in the foreign and continental policies of African states.
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    Learning by doing: China–Africa co-operation and state learning

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    The view that ‘Africa should learn from China’s development’ has been expressed throughout Africa, from the chairperson of the AU through senior government officials to analysts, scholars and ordinary citizens.
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    Chinese businesses in Africa: perspectives on corporate social responsibility and the role of Chinese government policies

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2016
    China’s business engagement in developing countries has grown rapidly in the past decade through direct investment, contract projects and trade. China was the third-largest foreign investor in the world between 2012 and 2014, and approximately 80% of its investments flowed to developing countries in 2014.
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    Diversification of Middle Eastern economies is more a political than an economic challenge

    Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, 2016
    Shifts in the global economy have lead to rapid development across the world, but the Middle East has been largely left behind. The causes of this apparent malaise are a series of interlinked issues comprising economics, politics, and geopolitics.
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    The effect of exposure to political institutions and economic events on demand for democracy in Africa

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    Understanding why people demand democracy is important to an evaluation of the prospects for democratic stability. Most researchers examining this question have added national-level variables to multi-level regression models of survey data.
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    Language, education, and citizenship in Africa

    Afrobarometer, 2016
    African states are known for their linguistic diversity. Few have spread a single official language widely through their education systems. The preservation of many local languages seems a benefit in terms of minority rights, but some fear that fragmentation may inhibit national cohesion and democratic participation.
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    Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africa’s priority list

    Afrobarometer, 2016
    Access to health care gained the spotlight on national and international development agendas when the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration outlined a strategy for achieving universal access to primary health care by the year 2000 (World Health Organization, 1978).

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