People take selfies in front of a satellite antenna in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP People take selfies in front of a satellite antenna in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP
People take selfies in front of a satellite antenna in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP

China boosts its soft power in Africa while launching African space ambitions

  • Satellite technology deemed crucial to China-Africa relations but not a priority for the US in its relationship with the continent
  • The African space industry is estimated to be worth US$7 billion and projected to rise to US$10 billion in the next five years

Topic |   China-Africa relations
People take selfies in front of a satellite antenna in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP People take selfies in front of a satellite antenna in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP
People take selfies in front of a satellite antenna in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP
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