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.
August 10, 2021
Eswatini, Taiwan’s Last Partner in Africa
By Carien du Plessis
The relationship hinges on proudly democratic Taiwan befriending an absolute monarch. Will pro-democracy protests spell the end of King Mswati’s rule – and relations with Taipei?
May 28, 2021
Do Chinese Infrastructure Loans Promote Business Startups in African Countries?
By Jonathan Munemo
New research shows Chinese loans provide a significant boost to entrepreneurs in Africa.
April 09, 2021
Kidnappings Plague Chinese Worksites in Nigeria
By Shannon Tiezzi
Two Chinese workers were abducted this week, at least the third such incident this year.
March 11, 2021
5 Reasons to Worry About the ‘Chinese Vaccine Diplomacy’ Narrative
By Rosie Wigmore
The buzzword masks several misleading or harmful assumptions -- both about China and about recipient countries.
March 01, 2021
What Do the US and China Want From Africa?
By Bob Wekesa
As the Biden administration starts a rumored review of U.S. Africa policy, the China factor will feature prominently.