The US and UK host around 40,000 African students a year. China surpassed that number in 2014. In 2015 China pledged to provide 30,000 scholarships to African students by 2018.
China invests heavily in countries like Ghana that are already becoming less dependent on aid. Foreign aid as a share of Ghana’s gross national income decreased from over 12% in 2000 to below 3% in 2013.
A tale of two agendas: People’s Daily, tightly controlled by the ruling party, gives Africa extensive and largely coverage. Southern Weekly, meanwhile, presents a more narrow and negative image of the continent