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Infographic: Africa’s Shifting Trade Ties From France to China

Source: Statista

The German consumer data service Statista published an interesting map on Tuesday that visualizes Africa’s two-decade-long transition from relying on imports from France and other European countries (possibly even the U.S.) to China.

While the visualization is intriguing, the use of the word “takeover” in the infographic’s title is regrettable as it once against frames Africa as some sort of contested prize or something to be acquired. Paired with China in the headline, “takeover” is not an editorially neutral word.

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