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Is Africa about to Become Rich?

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Desmond Tutu and his guests examine the relationship between China and Africa. China is a major investor, but its approach has been criticised.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu brings together Africa's leading contemporary thinkers in a series of discussions exploring major issues and changes affecting the future of the continent.

Here, the Archbishop and his guests examine the growing relationship between China and Africa. China obtains a huge proportion of its fuel and raw materials from Africa and is a major investor in African economies. But its 'no-strings' approach has been criticised for ignoring democracy and human rights issues.

What kind of role is China going to play in Africa - partner or exploiter? Will the needs of ordinary citizens be properly represented? Could Africa actually become the next economic global power?

Archbishop Tutu is joined by Prince Cedza Dlamini, Xolela Mancu, Hannah Edinger and William Gumede.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 26 Apr 2010 01:40

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Role Contributor
Presenter Desmond Tutu
Producer Elizabeth Byrne
Executive Producer John O'Kane