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The Secrets of China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa
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.

How China’s Ambitious Belt and Road Plans for East Africa Came Apart
March 05, 2022

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.
China’s Investment Drive and Africa’s Disjointed Infrastructure
December 21, 2021

China’s Investment Drive and Africa’s Disjointed Infrastructure

By Oluwatosin Adeshokan
The Lagos-Ibadan train line joins a list of disjointed infrastructure projects taken up on the African continent by Chinese firms.

Is the Africa-China Relationship at Its Lowest or Highest Level Yet?
December 06, 2021

Is the Africa-China Relationship at Its Lowest or Highest Level Yet?

By Leah Lynch, Hannah Ryder, and Jing Cai
A focus on a supposed drop in Chinese financing overlooks the commitment to strengthen relations in other key areas of importance to African leaders.

The Quiet China-Africa Revolution: Chinese Investment
November 22, 2021

The Quiet China-Africa Revolution: Chinese Investment

By Yike Fu
While loans take the lion’s share of the focus, Chinese FDI in Africa has also been growing at a rapid clip.

Why Is China Looking to Establish Banks in Nigeria?
October 13, 2021

Why Is China Looking to Establish Banks in Nigeria?

By Oluwatosin Adeshokan
For China, the establishment of banks in Nigeria presents an opportunity to further integrate itself with the financial systems of the African continent.

Gauging the Future of Chinese Investment in Africa
September 03, 2021

Gauging the Future of Chinese Investment in Africa

By Ovigwe Eguegu
China’s report on the private sector in Africa reveals two challenges and two elephants in the room
The African Continental Free Trade Area Is a Boon for China
August 30, 2021

The African Continental Free Trade Area Is a Boon for China

By Jonathan Munemo
The biggest beneficiary of the new trade bloc may be China rather than Africa.

China Consolidates Its Commercial Foothold in Djibouti
January 26, 2021

China Consolidates Its Commercial Foothold in Djibouti

By Mordechai Chaziza
China's presence in Africa's smallest country is far more extensive than just a military base.

How China Lost Nigeria
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.

Did Nigeria Really Cede Its Sovereignty to China in a Loan Agreement?
August 12, 2020

Did Nigeria Really Cede Its Sovereignty to China in a Loan Agreement?

By Laure Deron
A legal review of the public debate sparked by a Nigeria-China commercial loan agreement.
China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing
July 30, 2020

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing

By Thierry Pairault
In Ethiopia and Kenya, the attractive illusion of the “China model” has had grave financial consequences.

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