Who are the major players in the new scramble for Africa?
On the December 3rd, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about growing foreign investment in the African continent. At a recent U.S.-Africa leaders summit in Washington, American private investors pledged $14 billion for construction, clean energy, banking and information technology. China has been the single largest source of annual foreign direct investment in the continent for the past several years. What do outsiders want from Africa? And what does this mean for the future of the continent? It's Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.
Howard French, associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and author of “China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building Empire in Africa”
Doug Hertzler, Senior Policy Analyst on land rights issues and agricultural investment at ActionAid USA
The New York Review of Books: The Chinese Invade Africa
Africa Up Close: China’s Investments in Africa
Bloomberg Businessweek: High Stakes in Africa: Can the U.S. Catch China?
ProPublica: Firestone and the Warlord
ActionAid USA: Will the Global Agriculture Investing Conference Benefit the World or Just the Wealthy?