May 06, 2022
The Shanghai Lockdown’s Viral Trend: ‘African Warrior’ Videos
By Asen Velinov
A viral lockdown trend illustrates some of China’s attitudes to international relations and people-to-people diplomacy – including persistent stereotypes.
May 05, 2022
Why Did Chinese Loans to Africa Fall So Much in 2020?
By Etsehiwot Kebret and Yike Fu
Of course the COVID-19 pandemic played a role, but there is another factor at play: pressure from international organizations to avoid debt.
March 28, 2022
What Did China’s Flurry of African Engagements Have to Do With Ukraine?
By Lauren Ashmore
Some analysts suggested Beijing was seeking to shore up international support for its position on the Ukraine war. Maybe, but that wasn’t the major impetus for the recent series of bilateral meetings.
March 10, 2022
Does China’s Position on the Russia-Ukraine War Matter to African Countries?
By Ovigwe Eguegu
Analysts and officials in the U.S. and Europe have been sharply critical of China’s stance. But the view from African countries is different.
February 17, 2022
What Does China’s Horn of Africa Envoy Mean for Its Non-Intervention Principle?
By Ovigwe Eguegu
China’s approach to security issues is meant to be in line with African frameworks, in accordance with the principle of non-intervention.
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.
November 22, 2021
The Quiet China-Africa Revolution: Chinese Investment
By Yike Fu
While loans take the lion’s share of the focus, Chinese FDI in Africa has also been growing at a rapid clip.
October 13, 2021
Why Is China Looking to Establish Banks in Nigeria?
By Oluwatosin Adeshokan
For China, the establishment of banks in Nigeria presents an opportunity to further integrate itself with the financial systems of the African continent.
May 24, 2021
Agency, Bargaining Power, and African Leadership Visits to China
By Jade Scarfe and Jing Cai
Such visits show Africa’s agency in the relationship, but much more can be done to ensure African countries get what they need from China.
February 09, 2021
African Perspectives on China
Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi, Hannah Ryder, and Bob Wekesa discuss the many variations of African views on China, from pessimism to optimism and everything in between.
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.
January 06, 2021
China’s Africa Diplomacy Starts 2021 on a High Note
By Shannon Tiezzi
Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making his traditional first trip to Africa, kicking off an important year for China-Africa cooperation.