Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Confucius Institutes in Africa

The 21 May 2015 issue of the New African contains an article titled "How China's Confucius Centres Affect African Culture."  It is a critical analysis of the role of Confucius Institutes in Africa.

The article concludes that Africa has many needs, but Chinese Confucius Institutes, Alliances Francaise, American Cultural Centers, the British Council or any other foreign institution of cultural control are not among them.  What Africa needs and lacks are its own ideological schools to build capacity in the many areas where it has a deficit. 

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