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Africa is a continent which doesn’t seem to get a break. Though almost no Americans know it “The Great African War” has raged for the past 15 years in the heart of Congo. It is estimated that 5.4 million people have died because of the war. But yet almost no one in this country knows about it.
Why? Partly because Americans aren’t interested. But it’s also because in this chaos are opportunities for nation states and large companies. Too much attention is not good for the outside players.
Africa is the last real frontier region on the planet which isn’t frozen over. In its dirt are rare earths, diamonds, gold, oil, and just about everything a large industrial country needs to do large industrial things.
China’s ongoing colonization of Africa represents yet another sad development in the continent’s tragic history. I briefly highlighted this topic once before in December 2012, via a “Guest Post” I suggest reading titled: Africa in the Crosshairs.
Prince last November sold to DVN a company that plans to build a pan-Africa provider of aviation, logistics, risk management, security services and exploration support services, needed by many Chinese businesses active in Africa. He received US$3 million plus the first batch of options.
DVN shares yesterday closed at HK$1.61, up 115 per cent from November when DVN first announced Prince's business injection, giving Prince a potential profit of HK$180.5 million on his first batch of options.
(If I believed in reincarnation across species...I'd imagine him due to come back as a garden slug in a real salty environment)
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I wanted to reply so as to keep tabs on this topic. It should be a very interesting read.
Thanks for posting the links content.
So, what do you feel should be done?