Somalia aims to be heard at upcoming China-Africa mega summit

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By The China Africa Project, Eric Olander, and Cobus van Staden. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
More than 50 African leaders are expected to be in Beijing in September for the upcoming Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit. While Africa’s largest and most strategically important countries will likely do very well, receiving huge financial packages, aid programs and more, smaller countries will have to fight for everything they get. In this episode, Eric & Cobus speak with Dr. Hodan Osman Abdi, an advisor in China to Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, on how she plans to ensure that Somalia's voice is heard at FOCAC. Join the discussion. Is it healthy for China to have this summits every three years where the expectations are increasingly focused on ‘how much money will Beijing give this time?’ Let us know what you think. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChinaAfricaProject Twitter: @eolander | @stadenesque |@DrHodanOsman LinkedIn: Follow Eric for daily China-Africa discussions Recommended Reading:

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