China/Eritrea: Sam Pa’s pals in Asmara

Africa Confidential: Vol 55 N0 21 | 15 MAY 2015

The secretive Chinese business executive Sam Pa (aka Xu Jinghua and other aliases) shares an intriguing past with Eritrea’s equally publicity-shy leaders. This emerged from a new report from the United States Department of Defense’s Africa Centre for Strategic Studies. China International Fund, China Sonangol and other shadowy concerns feature strongly in The Anatomy of the Resource Curse: Predatory Investment in Africa’s Extractive Industries by JR Mailey.

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