Belt and Road in Africa
April 24, 2023
China-Gabon Relations Get an Upgrade
By Yixin Yu
What are China’s interests in the Central African state, and vice versa?
April 03, 2023
China-Russia Cooperation in Africa and the Middle East
By Mercy A. Kuo
Africa and the Middle East provide conducive conditions for China and Russia to advance their shared and separate agendas.
November 10, 2022
What Nigeria Can Teach Us About China’s Belt and Road
By Tola Amusan
Each country must exercise agency to fully capture the benefits of the BRI. So far, Nigeria hasn’t.
November 08, 2022
Tanzanian President’s Visit to China Means One Thing: Africa’s Agenda Matters.
By Huiyi Chen and Sena Voncujovi
If African countries like Tanzania have any say in the matter, rumors of the BRI’s death are greatly exaggerated.
March 05, 2022
How China’s Ambitious Belt and Road Plans for East Africa Came Apart
By David Skidmore
China’s infrastructure projects abroad often suffer from misinterpretations of the local political climate.
February 11, 2022
African Opportunities in China-Africa Relations
By Ndidi Akahara
African countries have the agency to use relations with China to their own advantage. Whether African leaders will use their power to benefit their people is another question.
August 11, 2021
China’s Presence in Africa Is at Heart Political
By Thierry Pairault
Beijing’s outreach to Africa is largely driven by the desire for support on the international stage from the continent’s 54 countries.
January 12, 2021
China’s Foreign Minister Revives Belt and Road on 5-Country Africa Tour
By Eleanor Albert
Wang Yi's visit added two new partners for the BRI, among other agreements.
April 16, 2020
China and Ethiopia, Part 4: Mekelle Industrial Park
By Istvan Tarrosy, Zoltán Vörös, and Seife Hailu Gebreslassie
Ethiopia, with dreams of being a textile and apparel manufacturing hub, is following China's blueprint for industrial parks.
January 25, 2020
Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea
By Austin Bodetti
China is finding an eager partner in Eritrea, an autocratic state generally overlooked entirely by world powers.
April 27, 2019
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
By Shannon Tiezzi
The list of attendees tells us a lot about how the BRI has progressed in the last two years.
September 05, 2018
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
By Shannon Tiezzi
Slight shifts in focus reveal China's attempts to shed accusations of “neocolonialism” once and for all.
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