China's Increasing Impact on Africa

For generations, Angola epitomized some of the world's worst woes: poverty, disease, starvation, maimed people and creaking, run-down infrastructure. Much of this, as well as bullet-riddled buildings and rusting, abandoned tanks and armored vehicles strewn across the land, were the direct consequences of a war that lasted 41 years. In 2002, those years of conflict finally drew to a close, and though the country and its people still nurse deep scars, the past 12 years have been transformative. Read more