One of the major geopolitical/economic trends of the past decade has been China’s ever-expanding activity on the African continent. Trade between China and Africa amounted to about $115-billion in 2010 and is mushrooming at about 44 percent annually. China has signed bilateral deals with about 45 African countries and more are likely. However, while some African leaders welcome China’s investments into their lands, many are worried about China’s business practices and their seemingly inexhaustible appetite for the continent’s natural resources.