“Obama ‘playing catch up,’ as Africa looks to China” – CNN

CCS_Logo_CNN26 June 2013

Contrasting Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Africa with Chinese president Xi Jinping’s recent tour indicates seismic shifts not only within Africa but also in terms of global power. On this visit, only Obama’s second to Africa since he became president (Xi visited Africa during his first foreign tour as head of state, in March this year), he will be visiting a continent which feels increasingly less beholden to American dictates. The article is written by Dr Ross Anthony, a Research Fellow at the CCS. [Read article here]