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COVID-19 Spells Trouble for China in East Africa
October 16, 2020

COVID-19 Spells Trouble for China in East Africa

By Abdou Rahim Lema and Samu Ngwenya
From debt to trade deficits, the pandemic is highlighting existing problems in China’s relationship with the East African Community.

How China Lost Nigeria
August 25, 2020

How China Lost Nigeria

By Adagbo Onoja
Even as China built up its influence, it remained deeply vulnerable to negative counter-narratives from the United States. That’s the paradox of hegemony.
COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt
June 02, 2020

COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Linda Calabrese.

China’s Investment in Africa Cannot Buy the Silence of a Continent
April 28, 2020

China’s Investment in Africa Cannot Buy the Silence of a Continent

By Deprose Muchena
“Among the general public in Africa, scenes of discrimination from Guangzhou prompted fury on a scale I have not witnessed before.”

Racism Is Alive and Well in China
April 23, 2020

Racism Is Alive and Well in China

By Bonnie Girard
The problem is decades old, but some Chinese are trying to do something about it.

Africa’s Coronavirus Challenge
February 04, 2020

Africa’s Coronavirus Challenge

By Hannah Ryder
The decision whether to evacuate their citizens from China is just the first hurdle for African countries amid the outbreak.

China in Africa’s Peace and Security Landscape
December 12, 2019

China in Africa’s Peace and Security Landscape

By Abdou Rahim Lema
China and many African countries have converging interests in ensuring a stable, secure, and peaceful Africa.
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.

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