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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.