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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.
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.

By Hannah Wanjie Ryder
The right question is what African leaders will do to demand what Africans need.

FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
September 05, 2018

FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa

By Shannon Tiezzi
Slight shifts in focus reveal China's attempts to shed accusations of “neocolonialism” once and for all.
China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa
July 31, 2018

China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa

By Shannon Tiezzi
In Senegal, Rwanda, and Mauritius, China pursues Belt and Road agreements -- with mixed success.

‘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

By Arran Elcoate
China is playing an unusually direct role in Sierra Leone's presidential campaign.

China and Ethiopia, Part 1: The Light Railway System
February 13, 2018

China and Ethiopia, Part 1: The Light Railway System

By Istvan Tarrosy and Zoltán Vörös
Time is ticking to repay Ethiopia's light rail debt, which is not going to be easy without making sufficient profit.

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

By Shannon Tiezzi
The chair of the African Union Commission visits China after a report claims Beijing bugged the AU building.
China Officially Sets Up Its First Overseas Base in Djibouti
July 12, 2017

China Officially Sets Up Its First Overseas Base in Djibouti

By Charlotte Gao
China sends military personnel to its new base, designed to support Chinese missions in Africa and the Middle East.

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