NGIZ Amsterdam | Century Session – Chinese Involvement in Sub-Saharan Africa

On March 12, 2019, Macron visited Djibouti and warned that Chinese investments could endanger African sovereignty or weaken domestic economies. His concerns are against the backdrop of China’s increasing regional presence that, according to Macron, could produce harmful results in the long run. However, it is relevant to ask ourselves the degree to which Macron’s words resonate true. The ‘’West’s’’ history in Sub-Saharan Africa is not something that goes without atrocities back then or results now. Including military presence and interventions with major geopolitical consequences.

This context gives rise to the following questions that we would like to address during our event. Firstly, what is the impact of the ‘’West’s’’ presence in the region? What is the increasing role of China? And what are the geopolitical consequences between the three forces?

Three speakers will be invited to present different perspectives on the matter. There will be room for discussion during the Q&A and drinks after at the Crea Café. If you find this interesting, come and visit the century session. Access is free. We hope to see you there!

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  • Century Session - Chinese Involvement in Sub-Saharan Africa
    20 november 2019
    20:00 - 23:00