Black History Culture : China is building its first military base in Africa. America should be very nervous.

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    Africa is likely to become one of the biggest stories of 2016, and not because of some horrific new disease or harrowing new war. Instead, an unprecedented new dynamic is about to shape the continent. The U.S. and China, major powers with a minor footprint, are both poised for much deeper and more direct involvement in African affairs.

    And rather than finding themselves on a crash course, they're facing a more complex — and, for America, unnerving — situation. Thanks to the much different challenges and priorities facing both powers, African intervention is shaping up as a feast for China and a famine for the U.S.

    Look to Djibouti for big clues about why. News is quietly breaking that China has sealed a deal to build its first military base in that little country, a former French colony strategically located across from Yemen on the Red Sea, squeezed between Eritrea and Somalia. Confirming years of under-the-radar suspicions, AFRICOM commander Gen. David Rodriguez
    told The Hill that the "logistics hub" and airfield will let China "extend their reach" into Africa over the course of an initial 10-year contract. Currently, The Hill observed, China can't do much more than stage some naval patrols out of Djibouti ports.

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    While at the same time, China's economy is dwindling, seriously. Plus North Korea is on the warpath, some strange stuff happening on the Globe, yes Ma'am.


    China is building its first military base in Africa. America should be very nervous

     
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    And, Eritrea has barely got over the civil war with Ethiopia, everyone wants to control the Red
    Sea.
     
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    Teach Sister ... :teach:

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    Very interesting thread!


    Yes, the Asians has had a growing presence in Africa in the last few decades. Building roads, factories, infrastructure. This has both been positive and negative for Africa. Positive because it has benefited infrastructure across the continent, negative because the Asians are, of course, only looking out for their best interests. Blacks have to sing the CHINESE national anthem in many of the factories they work in. Also, the trade deals are heavily in favor of the Chinese.
     
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    colonized once again.......
     
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    Not necessarily. This time around, Blacks are getting much more educated. Also, the GDP is growing quite substantially in multiple Black countries. For instance, in Democratic republic of Congo, the annual growth rate is at 8 percent, Ethiopia 10 percent, Cote d’Ivoire 8 percent, to name a few.
    If the annual GDP growth rate in Black countries were at 0 percent, or even worse, minus, I would have agreed with you.
     
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    The United States already has a base Djibouti, Camp Lemonnier
    since 2001 as well as other bases all over the continent. And yes! the USA and The European governments should be quite nervous since all they have ever offered the African continent is domination and neglect.
     
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    How China Could Crash the Global Economy


    Markets have paid too much attention to what the Chinese government says, and too little to what the economy is not doing.

    “China has a major adjustment problem,” George Soros told a conference in Sri Lanka on Thursday. “I would say it amounts to a crisis. When I look at the financial markets, there is a serious challenge which reminds me of the crisis we had in 2008” ...


    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/11/how-china-could-crash-the-global-economy.html

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    The Chinese and East Indians are the new colonialists/capitalists kids on the block in Afrika!
     
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