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How a Pay TV Company Is Serving up a Soft Power Win for China in Africa
February 14, 2019
How a Pay TV Company Is Serving up a Soft Power Win for China in Africa
StarTimes is making inroads across the continent, and winning fans in the process.
How a Pay TV Company Is Serving up a Soft Power Win for China in Africa
How China Came to Dominate South Sudan’s Oil
February 11, 2019
How China Came to Dominate South Sudan’s Oil
China’s appetite for risk-taking cemented its presence in the conflict-torn young country.
How China Came to Dominate South Sudan’s Oil
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
February 08, 2019
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
Negative interactions with Chinese companies and individuals are hurting the country’s image in many African countries.
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
January 28, 2019
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
The southern African country is seeing increasing backlash to China’s influence.
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
January 16, 2019
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
In Burkina Faso, peer pressure – not just checkbook diplomacy – helped motivate the switch from Taiwan.
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
The Trouble With Trump's New Africa Strategy
December 18, 2018
The Trouble With Trump's New Africa Strategy
The strategy seems to be more about competing with China than benefiting African countries.
The Trouble With Trump's New Africa Strategy
What Will the US-China Trade War Mean for Africa?
October 25, 2018
What Will the US-China Trade War Mean for Africa?
The collateral damage and potential opportunities, as seen from Uganda, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
What Will the US-China Trade War Mean for Africa?
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
October 05, 2018
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
China’s presence in Africa has been unfairly vilified. In Zambia, however, this criticism is unusually apt.
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
September 26, 2018
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
Despite a verbal emphasis on renewables, most Chinese energy financing in Africa goes to coal, oil, and gas.
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
September 05, 2018
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
The right question is what African leaders will do to demand what Africans need.
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
September 05, 2018
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
Slight shifts in focus reveal China's attempts to shed accusations of “neocolonialism” once and for all.
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa
July 31, 2018
China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa
In Senegal, Rwanda, and Mauritius, China pursues Belt and Road agreements -- with mixed success.
China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa
‘We Are Chinese’: How China Is Influencing Sierra Leone’s Presidential Election
March 16, 2018
‘We Are Chinese’: How China Is Influencing Sierra Leone’s Presidential Election
China is playing an unusually direct role in Sierra Leone's presidential campaign.
‘We Are Chinese’: How China Is Influencing Sierra Leone’s Presidential Election
China and Ethiopia, Part 1: The Light Railway System
February 13, 2018
China and Ethiopia, Part 1: The Light Railway System
Time is ticking to repay Ethiopia's light rail debt, which is not going to be easy without making sufficient profit.
China and Ethiopia, Part 1: The Light Railway System
Rebutting Spying Allegations, China Pledges to Be Africa's 'Most Reliable' Partner
February 09, 2018
Rebutting Spying Allegations, China Pledges to Be Africa's 'Most Reliable' Partner
The chair of the African Union Commission visits China after a report claims Beijing bugged the AU building.
Rebutting Spying Allegations, China Pledges to Be Africa's 'Most Reliable' Partner
China Officially Sets Up Its First Overseas Base in Djibouti
July 12, 2017
China Officially Sets Up Its First Overseas Base in Djibouti
China sends military personnel to its new base, designed to support Chinese missions in Africa and the Middle East.
China Officially Sets Up Its First Overseas Base in Djibouti
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