In the run-up to Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference that will take place later this month in Dakar, CAP is speaking with a wide spectrum of activists, analysts, and other thought leaders about what they think should be on the agenda when Chinese and African ministers convene.
This week, Mikaela Nhondo Erskog, a researcher at the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research joins Eric & Cobus from Johannesburg to share a leftist, socialist perspective on Sino-Africa engagement and why China’s arrival in Africa in the early 2000s helped to break the continent’s historical dependence on U.S. and European powers.
- Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research: ‘Serve the People: The Eradication of Extreme Poverty in China’
- Africa Center for Strategic Studies: China Promotes Its Party-Army Model in Africa by Paul Nantulya
- Journal of Cold War History: Comrades-in-arms: the Chinese Communist Party’s relations with African political organisations in the Mao era, 1949–76 by Joshua Eisenman
About Mikaela Nhondo Erskog:
Mikaela Nhondo Erskog is a researcher at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. She is also part of the Dongsheng collective and a coordinator of the No Cold War platform, a peace platform promoting multipolarity and maximum global cooperation.