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Will We Have a New Ocean in Africa?

In the days before and after a rift opened in the Ethiopian Desert in September 2005, the ground shook with no fewer than 420 earthquakes. Volcanic activity bubbled across the landscape, sending ash into the sky. In the climactic event, the…

Event: China in Africa, Africa in China

The past decade has seen China-Africa ties grow closer than ever as China replaced the United States as the continent’s largest trading partner. In addition to state-level relations, however, the sociocultural impacts of intensified…