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India and China, two leading emerging economies in the world, are competing with each other, as well as Africa's traditional western trading partners, to build a stronger relationship with Africa.
Beijing's recent crackdown on human rights has revealed the importance of a new group of activists.
At nearly 200 meters high and 2.3 kilometers wide, the hydroelectric dam in Hubei, China, is creating a reservoir that will eventually stretch 600km (370 miles) to the west.
Across Africa, China has become known as the agent of mass construction, wisely bartering infrastructural development - chiefly mining-specific - for long-term access to strategic resources.
In the war between the United States and al-Qaeda, the big winner is: China.
China and the United States are going head to head in Latin America, but the United States still has the edge.
For $700 million, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is making China to be the exception to his new edict.
Imagine disarmament and nonproliferation talks in which states with more nuclear weapons make other states pay a price for having fewer.
Many on the left favor the Libya intervention.
It may be a symptom of a perceived need on the part of the U.S. to keep control of energy from China.