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Chinese investment in Africa

Fresh Kidnappings of Chinese Nationals in Nigeria
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.

How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’
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.
What Protests in Algeria and Sudan Mean for China
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.

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

By Angela Lewis
StarTimes is making inroads across the continent, and winning fans in the process.

How China Came to Dominate South Sudan’s Oil
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.

Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
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.

Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
January 28, 2019

Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’

By Bonnie Girard
The southern African country is seeing increasing backlash to China’s influence.
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
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.

The Trouble With Trump's New Africa Strategy
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.

What Will the US-China Trade War Mean for Africa?
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.

Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
October 05, 2018

Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia

By Arran Elcoate
China’s presence in Africa has been unfairly vilified. In Zambia, however, this criticism is unusually apt.
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
September 26, 2018

China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa

By Jill van de Walle
Despite a verbal emphasis on renewables, most Chinese energy financing in Africa goes to coal, oil, and gas.

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