China Eyes Water Sector as Part of Africa Strategy

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lusaKa, Zambia

— When African heads of state met in Beijing in November in a much-publicized effort by the Chinese government to strengthen ties in Africa, water was high on the agenda.

It's no wonder — China has been upgrading the water systems in Zambia's urban centers of Lusaka and Ndola, drilling boreholes in Nigeria and swapping ideas about water management and dam-building with South Africa.