What Kenya’s Presidential Election Means for China’s Belt and Road Initiative
By Erick Manga and Tristan Kenderdine
The country's president-elect has promised to review and renegotiate the opaque BRI contracts brokered by the previous government.
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.
How China’s Ambitious Belt and Road Plans for East Africa Came Apart
By David Skidmore
China’s infrastructure projects abroad often suffer from misinterpretations of the local political climate.
COVID-19 Spells Trouble for China in East Africa
By Abdou Rahim Lema and Samu Ngwenya
From debt to trade deficits, the pandemic is highlighting existing problems in China’s relationship with the East African Community.
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.
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.
The Chinese Railways Remolding East Africa
By Nicholas Muller
Chinese-financed transport infrastructure projects are fundamentally changing connectivity in East Africa.
Who Supports China in the South China Sea and Why
By Wang Wen and Chen Xiaochen
The psychology behind global support for China’s South China Sea position: a desire to avoid war.
China in Africa, Part I: The Good
By David Volodzko
A closer look at the fact and fiction surrounding China's involvement on the continent.
China ‘Abducts’ Taiwanese in Kenya
By J. Michael Cole
The forced deportation of Taiwanese citizens to China sparks fears about extraterritoriality.
China's 'Maritime Silk Road': Don't Forget Africa
By Shannon Tiezzi
China's "Maritime Silk Road" is expanding beyond Asia to the African coast.
China and Kenya Expand Cooperation With Railroad Project
By Justin McDonnell
China’s Road and Bridge Corporation Center (CRBC) struck a deal with Kenya to launch a new and improved railway.