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The Growing Influence of Chinese Policing in Africa

About 40 African countries have formal law enforcement agreements with China. These have increased rapidly over the last five years. Map via Africa Center for Strategic Studies

While joint military exercises between China and countries like South Africa draw controversy, much less attention is being paid to the role of policing in Africa-China relations.

A fascinating new paper by the Africa-China security expert Paul Nantuyla maps the growing influence of Chinese law enforcement in Africa. This includes the normalization of Chinese policing norms via institutional links and training.

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