August 09, 2019
US-China Spat Tips Kenya’s Index to a Decade Low
By Tyler Roney
The U.S.-China trade spat puts more pressure on the China-Kenya economic relationship, already beset by BRI concerns.
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.
February 14, 2019
How a Pay TV Company Is Serving up a Soft Power Win for China in Africa
By Angela Lewis
StarTimes is making inroads across the continent, and winning fans in the process.
February 08, 2019
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
By Brendon J. Cannon
Negative interactions with Chinese companies and individuals are hurting the country’s image in many African countries.
January 28, 2019
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
By Bonnie Girard
The southern African country is seeing increasing backlash to China’s influence.
January 25, 2019
The Chinese Railways Remolding East Africa
By Nicholas Muller
Chinese-financed transport infrastructure projects are fundamentally changing connectivity in East Africa.
January 16, 2019
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
By Oana Burcu and Eloïse Bertrand
In Burkina Faso, peer pressure – not just checkbook diplomacy – helped motivate the switch from Taiwan.
October 11, 2018
Aiding Africa: If Not China, Then Who?
By Grace Guo
An overemphasis on the challenges posed by Chinese aid to Africa can conceal the difficulty of providing credible alternatives.
October 10, 2018
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
By Tridivesh Singh Maini
Japan has a long, albeit low-key, history of high-quality infrastructure projects in African countries.
October 05, 2018
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
By Arran Elcoate
China’s presence in Africa has been unfairly vilified. In Zambia, however, this criticism is unusually apt.
October 02, 2018
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
By Arran Elcoate
Japanese investment in Africa naturally invites comparison with the activities of China in the same region.
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.