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.
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.
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.
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.
October 24, 2020
China and Cameroon’s Evolving Political and Military Cooperation
By R. Maxwell Bone
Since 1971, China-Cameroon ties have gone from largely symbolic to deep defense and political cooperation.
August 25, 2020
How China Lost Nigeria
By Adagbo Onoja
Even as China built up its influence, it remained deeply vulnerable to negative counter-narratives from the United States. That’s the paradox of hegemony.