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Is Security and Economic Development Closely Intertwined in China-Africa Ties?

  • Open or CloseEhizuelen Michael Mitchell Omoruyi*

    Zhejiang Normal University, China

    *Corresponding author: Ehizuelen Michael Mitchell Omoruyi, Center for Nigerian Studies at the Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, China

Submission: January 08, 2020; Published: January 21, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/AAOA.2019.03.000589

ISSN: 2577-1949
Volume3 Issue4


Historically, there was a clear distinction between the United States and China’s roles in Africa. Initially, while the United State centers its backing on military counterterrorism, China centers its backing on the promotion of economic development. However, nowadays, the distinction is gradually changing with China gradually shifting away from resources extractor to long-term strategic partner; Djibouti is a prime instance. China has not been known for establishing a military base in Africa-or even beyond its immediate sphere of influence. In recent time, this is changing following China’s decision to build a military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. China will be able to use this base to improve the way it manages its peacekeeping operations and humanitarian efforts in Africa, protect its investment and its regional maritime operation.

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