China 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.
March 20, 2023
China Sends Military Drones to DRC Amid Fears of Regional War
By Robert Bociaga
The DRC has purchased Chinese attack drones, raising concerns about China’s role in exacerbating the DRC-Rwanda conflict.
January 11, 2023
What Will African Leaders Seek to Gain From Welcoming China’s New Foreign Minister?
By Yixin Yu and Charlie Zong
A look at the priorities the AU, Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin, and Egypt have for their relationships with China.
December 27, 2022
Countering China in Africa by Reaffirming US Tech Leadership
By Sam Howell
To effectively mitigate the influence of Huawei and other Chinese tech giants in Africa, the U.S. must position itself as a willing and reliable alternative partner.
June 01, 2022
The Secrets of China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa
By Anzetse Were
Beijing has succeeded by responding to African governments' precise needs, against a backdrop of lingering mistrust of the West.
May 27, 2022
Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?
By Patrick Anam
A closer look at the trends and differences in Japanese vs. Chinese lending to Kenya.
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.
October 05, 2021
China Is Manufacturing Vaccines in Africa. The Quad Should Too.
By Veda Vaidyanathan
The implications of Beijing’s progression from donating vials of the vaccine to setting up production in the continent are hard to ignore, especially for the leaders of the Quad.
September 21, 2021
Does Guinea’s Coup Matter to China?
By Ovigwe Eguegu
While its bauxite and iron ore deposits make Guinea important to China, context is everything.
September 02, 2021
The Somaliland Connection: Taiwan’s Return to Africa?
By Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Taiwan's new representative office in Hargeisa not only gives Taipei another connection to the African continent, but also establishes a new model of relations that could be extended to other states.
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.
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