Currently the largest African exporter of crude oil to China, Angola’s relations with the Asian giant seem to have gone from strength to strength. Such ties are not without their tensions however. Find out more about: China in Angola: Impact and Implications with China-Angola expert Lucy Corkin, Thursday, July 8th, at 8:00 PM at the Viking Club. She will take a look at Angola’s developing relations with China in broad strokes and delve into the impact felt in Angola, both political and socio-economic.

Our guest presenter Lucy Corkin is Research Associate of both the Africa-Asia Centre at SOAS, University of London and the Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, the only research Centre on the African continent dedicated to China-Africa research. Besides lecturing at the University of Stellenbosch, she has made presentations on political economy of China-Africa relations to government, business, and academic audiences internationally.  She has written extensively for local and foreign newspapers, and China publications and provided commentary to local and international media on China’s relations with Africa. Fluent in both Mandarin and Portuguese, Lucy’s research interests focus on China’s emerging role as a financier of African development, as well as China-Angola relations. Click here to download her full biography.

Everybody is welcome to attend the presentation above. In close cooperation with the Viking Club, this event is offered free of charge. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are sold at the bar, coupons must be purchased. The Viking Bar opens at 7:30 PM.

For sale, hand woven baskets and home made corn cob dolls from the province of Moxico & Huambo dolls are back! The Viking Club is on the main floor of the former Swedish Building at Rua Marien N”Guabi, No 118 in Maianga, across the street from the new Panela de Barra restaurant. If you would like to have a map showing the location of the Viking Club, visit the site’s Join Us page. See you there!

Upcoming field trip – Overland camping trip to Cuando Cubango – August 28 to 03 September details to follow but email now to let Henriette know you are interested.


Lucy Corkin, our July 8th guest presenter.