China’s counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategy in Africa

Authored by: Usman A. Tar , Sulaiman Saidu Abubakar

The Routledge Handbook of Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in Africa

Print publication date:  January  2021
Online publication date:  January  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138575394
eBook ISBN: 9781351271929
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351271929-19

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Abstract

This chapter examines the nature and scope of China’s strategic interest in Africa, regarding China’s Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency (CT-COIN) initiatives in the continent. CT-COIN is a novel item on Sino-African relations. The issues of security and counterterrorism were not given so much prominence in Sino-African relations until recently; trade and investment, exports and imports, mining, agriculture, political cooperation, cultural exchanges, cooperation in other areas among others were always given more priority.

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