China and India in Africa

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the 'China and India in Africa: New Strategic Encounters' conference held at the Nordic Africa Institute on 22-23 September 2008.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue:

economic cooperation, foreign policy, foreign relations, globalization, international economic relations, international economy, international trade, investment, natural resources, partnership, peaceful coexistence, south south relations.

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with 'China and India in Africa'. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links related to this topic are found in the link collection
A Guide to Africa on the Internet.

A collective effort to share information and stimulate cooperation against bilateral trade and investment agreements that are opening countries to the deepest forms of penetration by transnational corporations. 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

An independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher with analysis and information on line that helps to better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. 

Selected online articles and reports

"China, Africa and Oil", article by Stephanie Hanson, Council on Foreign Relations, June 2008.

"China in Africa", Margaret C. Lee, Henning Melber, Sanusha Naidu, Ian Taylor, Current African Issues no. 35, Nordic Africa Institute, 2007. (Download fulltext copy of the report from the publications database DiVA)

"China in Africa: Developing Ties", by Adam Blenford, BBC, 2007.

"China's Influence in Africa: Implications for the United States", by Peter Brookes and Ji Hye Shin, the Heritage Foundation, 2006.

"India: Boosting Trade with Africa", article from Africa Business Pages, promoting trade to and from Africa.

"India and Africa Investment Deal", article by Sanjoy Majumder, BBC News, Delhi, 2008.

"India to Court Africa for Business", article by Karishma Vaswani, India business correspondent, BBC News, Delhi, 2008.

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