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Tweet of the Day: Wake Forest University Professor Gives a Master Class on China-Africa Relations Using Just a Single Tweet

Wake Forest University Assistant Professor Lina Benabdallah is a leading China-Africa scholar and used just a single Tweet from China’s ambassador in Zimbabwe to provide a thoughtful, cogent analysis of how the Chinese government approaches aid, agency and engagement with African stakeholders… all in less than 280 characters!

You can follow Professor Abdallah on Twitter at @LBenabdallah.

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