Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kenya and China in 1963, the relationship between the two countries have grown impressively. The relationship strengthened starting from 2003 after National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) government led by former President Mwai Kibaki came to power.
Despite the abundance of natural resources, numerous African countries found development difficult to attain following their independence due to low levels of external investment, governance challenges and aid. The decolonisation period coincided with China’s ascent as a global political and economic power.
The September 2018 issue focuses on evaluating Africa-Sino relations and its impact on African development – What is the relationship between SADC countries and China? what is China’s foreign policy towards SADC countries? how do SADC countries benefit from their relationship with China? what is different in China’s relations with SADC countries compared to the rest of Africa? The PESA Regional Integration Monitor, Sep 2018 examines some of these questions.
Ghana has tried to fuse the western style of democratic governance with African traditional administration to create a unique political regime based on democratic rule and application of traditional laws. The Ghanaians are at liberty to either apply the traditional land system or to apply the enacted laws and policies.