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.
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.
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.
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.
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.