Archive for the ‘Mauritania’ Category

Why Everyone Is Courting Mauritania

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, commentary on why NATO, China, Russia, and regional powers all want closer ties to a stable West African nation with crucial energy supplies and a strategically valuable location: On July 28, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Mauritanian counterpart, President Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ghazouani, in the Chinese city of Chengdu. Xi’s […]

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China’s Xi Meets Mauritania, Burundi Leaders, Signs Cooperation Agreements

Via Reuters, a report on China’s continued outreach to African countries: China signed a cooperation agreement with Mauritania and pledged to strengthen collaboration with Burundi on Friday in the latest in a series of talks between visiting African leaders and Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Developing solidarity and cooperation with African countries is an important cornerstone […]

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Beijing Is Going Places: Expanding Trade and Building Naval Bases

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a report on potential locations for China’s next overseas base, locations which often also mirror commercial interests: China famously built its first overseas base, a launchpad for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), in Djibouti in 2017. Where will it build the next one? To answer that question, the authors drew […]

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Beijing and Washington Are Battling Over Africa’s Green Future

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, an article on how the global energy transition depends on building partnerships with African states. In March 2023, three renewable energy players—Conjuncta from Germany, Infinity from Egypt, and Masdar from the United Arab Emirates—signed an agreement with Mauritania’s government to develop a colossal green hydrogen project in the country, worth a […]

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Green Hydrogen Hype Puts Mauritania On The Map

Via fDi, an article on Mauritania which is pinning its hopes on a green hydrogen project five times the size of its economy: One of the least visited countries in the world, Mauritania is being thrust into the spotlight through various green hydrogen project announcements.  The biggest of these is Australian CWP Global’s Aman project […]

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