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Can Mozambique Learn to Love China?
February 28, 2020

Can Mozambique Learn to Love China?

By Ari Rickman
China is attempting to build a soft power network across Africa. The experience of the Confucius Institute in Mozambique suggests the effort is only partially successful.

Pompeo’s Africa Trip Reinforces Message of Competition With China 
February 24, 2020

Pompeo’s Africa Trip Reinforces Message of Competition With China 

By Eleanor Albert
Increasingly, U.S. diplomacy around the world is being shaped by the perceived competition with China.
Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea
January 25, 2020

Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea

By Austin Bodetti
China is finding an eager partner in Eritrea, an autocratic state generally overlooked entirely by world powers.

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.

Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana
December 04, 2019

Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana

By Joseph Hammond
China is building influence in the West African power, but illegal mining issues continue to plague ties.

US-China Spat Tips Kenya’s Index to a Decade Low
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.

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 a Pay TV Company Is Serving up a Soft Power Win for China in Africa
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.

Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
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.

Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
January 28, 2019

Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’

By Bonnie Girard
The southern African country is seeing increasing backlash to China’s influence.

The Chinese Railways Remolding East Africa
January 25, 2019

The Chinese Railways Remolding East Africa

By Nicholas Muller
Chinese-financed transport infrastructure projects are fundamentally changing connectivity in East Africa.
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in 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.

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