In her 2020 book “Shaping the Future of Power,” Wake Forest University China-Africa scholar Lina Benabdallah showed how China has been extremely effective in so-called “elite capture” among Africa’s governing class. As an academic theory, it’s intriguing but often hard to visualize.
Well, a Twitter post this week by Namibian ambassador to China Elia George Kaiyamo provides a vivid example of what it looks like in real life.
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