Henning Melber

former member of SWAPO

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Former member of SWAPO, the National Liberation Movement Party in Namibia; Research Director of the Nordic Africa Institute and Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Upsalla, Sweden

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While Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a  12-day tour of Africa , the Pentagon has announced the formation of a new command structure focusing on that continent.  Trade between China…

China in Africa

While Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a 12-day tour of Africa , the Pentagon has announced the formation of a new command structure focusing on that continent.  Trade between China…

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While Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a  12-day tour of Africa , the Pentagon has announced the formation of a new command structure focusing on that continent.

Chinese Economic Investment in Africa

While Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a 12-day tour of Africa , the Pentagon has announced the formation of a new command structure focusing on that continent.

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