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Ben Rawlence

Researcher, Africa Division

Human Rights Watch
Mr. Rawlence works in East Africa and the Horn of Africa for Human Rights Watch. He has previously covered Zanzibar, Uganda, Nigeria, and South Sudan for the organization. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, he worked as an adviser to the Tanzanian opposition party and as a foreign affairs adviser to the Liberal Democrats in the UK Parliament.

Mr. Rawlence holds a BA in Swahili and history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and an MA in international relations from the University of Chicago.
Global Japan
SEP 7, 2011

China’s entry into Africa’s natural resource market (Video)

As countries such as China searching for natural resources invest foreign capital into Africa, the African continent is receiving attention for its economic growth. On the other hand, it is also being questioned about how to balance its economic and national development with its guarantees of freedoms of speech and politic activities and democracy.