SARWatch’s focus will be on shifts in global political economy, particularly with the confirmation of China as a dominant power. With the decline of American power and the US retreat from global politics, is China a sunrise for Africa or it is the continuation of the sunset that Africa has experienced in relation to the West. China is emerging as a totally new type of dominant power. If the new scramble for Africa’s resource scramble different from the old? Our work will not only focus on China. Such an approach would be misleading as many foreign players are trying to control Africa’s resources (including India and Russia).