Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Brazil's African Flex

Brazil is starting to flex its economic muscles in Africa in aid and developmental diplomacy.   The article also mentions some Brazilian academic exchange diplomacy to bring lusophone African students to Brazil:
"Other projects are intended to lure Africans to study in Brazil. A new university began offering classes last year for students from Portuguese-speaking countries, including Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Principe." 
I am still waiting to read more about more robust Brazilian cultural diplomacy to Africa, and a more active niche diplomacy role in sorting out some problems on the continent.   Brazil has a considerable amount of soft power in Africa, but still I don't think it is doing enough to bring its pd clout to full potential.

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