John Campbell

Africa in Transition

Campbell tracks political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Brazil: A New Tiger in Africa?

by John Campbell
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva (L) is guided by his Zambian counterpart Rupiah Banda (R) on arrival at the Lusaka International Airport July 7, 2010. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva (L) is guided by his Zambian counterpart Rupiah Banda (R) on arrival at the Lusaka International Airport July 7, 2010. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

Americans sometimes think that the Chinese in Africa are ten feet tall.  But, other countries are more quietly expanding their African economic and political ties:  India and South Korea come to mind.  A must-read August 8 story in the New York Times highlights the increasingly important Brazilian presence. Read more »