Thursday, July 16, 2009

China and Nigeria

This piece of news is a reflection of the growing ties between China and Nigeria.  It will be interesting to observe how the various economically-dominant minorities in Africa maneuver against each other, Lebanese vs Indians vs now Chinese.

Another point is the MEND insurgency in Nigeria, one of the more successful Global Guerrillas in the world.  With China getting increasingly involved in the extraction industries in Africa, including Nigeria, how will these insurgencies react?  Will China deploy public and private advisors to these governments to improve their security?  Will MEND cells in China take root?

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