Dangerous Waters: China and the Geo-Politics of the Horn of Africa

Issue 55 – September 2010

The China Monitor for September 2010 focuses on recent events in the Sudan and Somalia and the way in which these have affected China’s involvement in the Horn of Africa.

In the Policy Watch, Daniel Large who runs the Africa Asia Centre, Royal African Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and is director of the Sudan Open Archive, a digital library founded by the Rift Valley Institute in 2005 to provide open access to contemporary and historical knowledge about Sudan, analyses China’s emergent policy towards Sudan in the wake of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

For the Commentary piece, Matthew McDonald, senior research analyst at the Centre for Chinese Studies reviews prevailing features of Somalia’s contemporary political economy, and the way in which these influence China’s involvement in the country.

The Monitor subsequently tracks China’s local and international business news as well as China’s interaction with Africa over the past month.

You can read the full China Monitor here.