Monday, 2 May 2016

How China is building the future in sub-Saharan Africa – and why the US needs to rethink its approach | South China Morning Post

Congo's mineral wealth is estimated at US $24 trillion. As the article here says, it's a rich country with poor people. And the economic model they prefer is China's over America's (or the West's).
I saw with mine own eyes when I drove from Cape Town to Cairo in 2011 the difference that China's roads and bridges have made to Africans. Wherever there's a road there you have increased wealth.
Roads, schools and hospitals built by the Chinese have transformed the country's economic prospects. Indeed, Congo has posted a respectable annual average economic growth rate of close to 8 per cent since 2010, well above the average for Sub Saharan Africa.