Why the world’s poorest nation is embracing Chinese investment over Western aid.
Jacob Kushner reports on the extractives industry and development aid in Africa and the Caribbean. In 2012 his investigation scrutinizing US aid to post-earthquake Haiti won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for digital investigative journalism. His research for this article was supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. His eBook, China's Congo Plan, is available through iTunes and Amazon.