China one of many in the scramble for African oil
Blaming China for scramble for Africa ignores the larger problems endemic to the global extractive industry
A common perception levelled against Chinese engagement within Africa is that its extractive industries cosy up to corrupt African leaders in order to facilitate business interests. Local communities are rarely consulted, their livelihoods are threatened and they see little of the vast revenues generated.
In the worst case scenario, such as 19 [...]