September 08, 2022
Zambia’s New IMF Deal Shifts China to the Backseat
By Jade Scarfe
Two key features of the IMF deal will have the result – intended or not – of shifting Zambian spending away from Chinese projects.
April 29, 2022
China Will Help Restructure Zambia’s Debt. What Exactly Does That Mean?
By Hannah Ryder
China will work with the “Paris Club” on Zambia’s debt. Is that good or bad for Zambia?
March 28, 2022
What Did China’s Flurry of African Engagements Have to Do With Ukraine?
By Lauren Ashmore
Some analysts suggested Beijing was seeking to shore up international support for its position on the Ukraine war. Maybe, but that wasn’t the major impetus for the recent series of bilateral meetings.
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 29, 2021
What Zambia’s New Debt Reveal Tells Us About the ‘China Debt Trap’ Theory
By Ferdinando Cinotto
The data, once again, do not back up the prevailing narrative.
January 28, 2019
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
By Bonnie Girard
The southern African country is seeing increasing backlash to China’s influence.