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How China Lost Nigeria
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.

Did Nigeria Really Cede Its Sovereignty to China in a Loan Agreement?
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.
China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing
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.

China’s Investment in Africa Cannot Buy the Silence of a Continent
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.”

China and Ethiopia, Part 4: Mekelle Industrial Park
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.

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.

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