Not even close: In 2013 the US earned $128 billion for the use of its intellectual property. China in the same year received less than $1 billion
You know them by their words: What African leaders said when they met a powerful man from a rich country
Some stuck a boot into the West, others urged beneficial ties, and some saw the opportunities. And there are also those who went off in a tangent.
Modi puts on a big show for visiting African leaders, but the limits of India's 'soft power' were too obvious
At the last India-Africa summit in Ethiopia, about 10 leaders showed. This time it was full house, rivalling the US-Africa and China-Africa meets.
Africa, spurning America, fled into China’s arms. Now US may hold 'cure' to the continent’s fast-dipping economy
Like the ex who won’t give up, economic markets turmoil may be calmed by the US. It’s the hope that kills you.
Beijing seeks to crash party and take the sheen off American leader's historic visit.
In case you missed it, Kenya and Ethiopia are just cogs in Obama’s grand Africa plan—and he could be the winner
It goes against conventional thinking, but an imperceptible shift in US foreign policy could cement Obama's legacy. The clue? Follow the money.
In 1988, Malik says he would tag his then-teetotaller kin into the bush in search of chang’aa, the illicit alcohol that translates as kill me quick.
107 years of history: Africa and its fun American presidents stories, plus the Big Man who gave Obama a $50,000 gift
First ever Safaris, impromptu visits to Somalia--a trip by an American president to Africa, though rare, never makes for a dull moment.
Africa's second most populous nation held a vote in May that was described by many independent observers as flawed.
'Mr Infrastructure', the outgoing president of the African Development Bank, tells all in a wide-ranging chat with Mail &Guardian Africa.
FDI project numbers fall in 2014, but capital investment and job creation surge; it's good news in North Africa
EY's Africa attractiveness survey indicates that investor perceptions of Africa reached the lowest level since 2011, but all is not lost
US, China, Russia, EU, and Germany - which does Africa want to go to bed with most? New survey reveals
Senegal is generous, Ethiopia and South Africa are in a mean mood and Kenya, Rwanda can’t make up their minds.
Despite being an economic and demographic giant, in recent years the country has failed to step up to the regional plate. Buhari may change that.
Khartoum officials have in recent weeks set up camp in Washington, as they seek American favour once more.
Beijing rebuts ‘concrete diplomacy’ jibes from West as it aggressively woos bloc ahead of annual FOCAC meeting.
The US even warns its citizens against “official Congolese motorcades” which “pose hazards to motorists and pedestrians”!
Separating myth from fact when it comes to Beijing's activities in Africa is far from an easy call.
Light side of US-Africa Summit: Best dressed African chiefs, Obamas' fan club revealed, and the First Ladies
Not all the attention is on the trade deals, the juicy stuff was happening elsewhere...but it too revealed a lot about the continent.
Summit season comes with degrees of "equal partnership" talk, but despite this the headlines are usually around promised money.