Abdilahi Ismail Abdilahi


This research paper scrutinizes the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) of China, and its associated initiatives that affect the geopolitics with regards to the Horn of Africa. China's OBOR initiative connect countries like Somali, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti through Maritime Silk Road that promotes political ties between Africa and China and enhancing the geopolitical interests of Beijing. The statistical data analysis on the Geopolitics of China's Maritime Silk Road Initiative as well as the reintegration of the Middle East and Africa into China's System of Accumulation has led to GBM (government business media) complex. This allows for regional and transactional relations between the governments of countries within the Horn of Africa and the Chinese government. China's One Belt, One Road studies show that those above five central countries located in the Horn of Africa have been impacted as they have infrastructural developments such as railways, Maritimes, and pipelines that connect them to Chinese ports clusters in countries such as Sudan. This has also left military connections and foreign debts between the countries.


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