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China Is Manufacturing Vaccines in Africa. The Quad Should Too.
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.

Does Guinea’s Coup Matter to China?
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.
The Somaliland Connection: Taiwan’s Return to Africa?
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.

China’s Presence in Africa Is at Heart Political
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.

Eswatini, Taiwan’s Last Partner in Africa
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?

Do Chinese Infrastructure Loans Promote Business Startups in African Countries?
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.

Kidnappings Plague Chinese Worksites in Nigeria
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.
5 Reasons to Worry About the ‘Chinese Vaccine Diplomacy’ Narrative
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.

What Do the US and China Want From Africa?
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.

African Perspectives on China
February 09, 2021

African Perspectives on China

Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi, Hannah Ryder, and Bob Wekesa discuss the many variations of African views on China, from pessimism to optimism and everything in between.

What Ethiopia’s Ethnic Unrest Means for China
December 10, 2020

What Ethiopia’s Ethnic Unrest Means for China

By Austin Bodetti
China's massive investments in Ethiopia give it a lot to lose amid renewed sectarian violence.
FOCAC Turns 20: Deborah Brautigam on China-Africa Relations
December 02, 2020

FOCAC Turns 20: Deborah Brautigam on China-Africa Relations

By Shannon Tiezzi
A look at the origins, goals, and continuing legacy of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

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