Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Sudan - better to stick to basics, not IT?

Writing in Global Research ("A New Asian-African Alliance? China supports Sudan's Economic Growth") Muriel Mirak-Weissbach waxes lyrical concerning the sudden surge of growth in Sudan in the wake of principally Chinese -- but also Indian and Malaysian -- investment. This is predicted to lead to Sudan becoming the breadbasket of Africa, with an infusion of Chinese technology in the building of dams and improved agricultural technology. This approach is vaunted as a better alternative to the usual route adopted nowadays, of investing in tech transfer in the IT sector.

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