Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in April 2018. China surpassed the US as the top trading partner of Africa in 2009. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lexi Novitske
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The View by Lexi Novitske

China can beat the US in the African tech battleground if its investors form partnerships with local firms

  • China can both ease concerns about its intentions in Africa and better meet the continent’s unique needs by putting its money behind those with local know-how

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in April 2018. China surpassed the US as the top trading partner of Africa in 2009. Photo: EPA-EFE
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