Talk Africa: President Emmerson Mnangagwa in China


Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa  concluded his state visit to China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, marking his first state visit outside Africa as Zimbabwean president since taking office last November.

The five-day trip elevated the bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership, and cemented a wide range of agreements, covering infrastructure, agriculture, investment and industrial capacity building.

So why does President Mnangagwa choose China for his first state visit outside Africa?And how will this trip help Zimbabwe leapfrog 18 years of isolation to become a middle-income country by 2030?


CGTN’s Lindy Mtongana is joined by Professor He Wenping a Professor and Director of African Studies at the Institute of West-Asian and African Studies in Beijing , Piers Pigou is Crisis Group’s Senior Consultant for Southern Africa and Professor Peter Kagwanja the president of African Policy institute .