April 28, 2020
China’s Investment in Africa Cannot Buy the Silence of a Continent
By Deprose Muchena
“Among the general public in Africa, scenes of discrimination from Guangzhou prompted fury on a scale I have not witnessed before.”
April 16, 2020
China and Ethiopia, Part 4: Mekelle Industrial Park
By Istvan Tarrosy, Zoltán Vörös, and Seife Hailu Gebreslassie
Ethiopia, with dreams of being a textile and apparel manufacturing hub, is following China's blueprint for industrial parks.
July 12, 2019
Fresh Kidnappings of Chinese Nationals in Nigeria
By Eleanor Albert
The latest kidnappings highlight security risks for Chinese expatriates in Nigeria. But so far, that hasn't slowed Chinese investment.
March 29, 2019
How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’
By Xiaochen Su
Japan should export its profitable public transport business model to help African countries repay Chinese infrastructure loans.
March 08, 2019
What Protests in Algeria and Sudan Mean for China
By Guy Burton
Given the historical and economic importance of Algeria and Sudan to China, Beijing will be watching the current protests carefully.
February 14, 2019
How a Pay TV Company Is Serving up a Soft Power Win for China in Africa
By Angela Lewis
StarTimes is making inroads across the continent, and winning fans in the process.
February 11, 2019
How China Came to Dominate South Sudan’s Oil
By Austin Bodetti
China’s appetite for risk-taking cemented its presence in the conflict-torn young country.
February 08, 2019
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.
January 28, 2019
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
By Bonnie Girard
The southern African country is seeing increasing backlash to China’s influence.
January 16, 2019
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
By Oana Burcu and Eloïse Bertrand
In Burkina Faso, peer pressure – not just checkbook diplomacy – helped motivate the switch from Taiwan.
December 18, 2018
The Trouble With Trump's New Africa Strategy
By Zhang Chao
The strategy seems to be more about competing with China than benefiting African countries.
October 25, 2018
What Will the US-China Trade War Mean for Africa?
By Bonnie Girard
The collateral damage and potential opportunities, as seen from Uganda, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.