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China Expands Its Peace and Security Footprint in Africa

At the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and China-Africa Defence and Security Forum, Beijing showcased an increasingly strategic approach to its defence relations with African countries and its role in managing challenges to peace and security on the continent.

  • Michael Kovrig
  • ICG

China’s growing engagement with African countries got a publicity boost on 3-4 September with the latest Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

Kovr 1aThe triennial event brought leaders and officials from 53 African countries and the African Union (AU) to Beijing for meetings that culminated in a…

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