A New Colonialism in Africa

As was evident on my visit to Zimbabwe and Botswana earlier this year, the Chinese are interested in Africa. Very interested. Now Thabo Mbeki, leader of South Africa, warns other African leaders.
Not that indigenous peoples need outside colonial powers to trample on their ancestral rights. I reported on the Bushmen of the Kalahari being removed in the interests of diamond mining in Botswana. The courts declared this illegal. Nevertheless the government is limiting return to the homelands

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