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The Evolution of Afro-Chinese Identity
July 31, 2019

The Evolution of Afro-Chinese Identity

By Layne Vandenberg
Interracial relationships between Africans and Chinese are changing how Chinese identity is defined for their children.

How China Exports Repression to Africa
February 23, 2019

How China Exports Repression to Africa

By Samuel Woodhams
China’s “techno-dystopian expansionism” is undermining democracy in African countries.
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
September 26, 2018

China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa

By Jill van de Walle
Despite a verbal emphasis on renewables, most Chinese energy financing in Africa goes to coal, oil, and gas.

Can China Bring Peace to Africa?
September 10, 2018

Can China Bring Peace to Africa?

By Semungus H. Gebrehiwot and Biruk M. Demissie
FOCAC is not all about economics. China is also making great contributions to peace and security on the continent.

Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
September 05, 2018

Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.

By Hannah Wanjie Ryder
The right question is what African leaders will do to demand what Africans need.

Is eSwatini on the Brink of Cutting Ties With Taiwan?
September 04, 2018

Is eSwatini on the Brink of Cutting Ties With Taiwan?

By Charlotte Gao
A new report says eSwatini is trying to establish diplomatic ties with China.

Tillerson Slams Chinese Financial Practices in Africa
March 08, 2018

Tillerson Slams Chinese Financial Practices in Africa

By Ankit Panda
Before his own trip, the U.S. secretary of state accused China of causing “dependency” through “predatory loans.”
Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala
February 23, 2018

Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala

By Chenchen Zhang
What a controversial skit tells us about racial and geopolitical narratives in China.

Rebutting Spying Allegations, China Pledges to Be Africa's 'Most Reliable' Partner
February 09, 2018

Rebutting Spying Allegations, China Pledges to Be Africa's 'Most Reliable' Partner

By Shannon Tiezzi
The chair of the African Union Commission visits China after a report claims Beijing bugged the AU building.

If China Bugged the AU Headquarters, What African Countries Should Be Worried?
January 31, 2018

If China Bugged the AU Headquarters, What African Countries Should Be Worried?

By Shannon Tiezzi
China fiercely denied reports that it spied on the African Union for five years after building its new headquarters.

As Trump Insults African Countries, China Actively Embraces Them
January 17, 2018

As Trump Insults African Countries, China Actively Embraces Them

By Charlotte Gao
China's foreign minister visited four African countries ahead of the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
Why African Nations Welcome China
February 16, 2017

Why African Nations Welcome China

By Michiko Kitaba
Delivering economic opportunity for the locals goes a long way.

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