Aug 18, 2018
Longtime China-Africa analyst and University of Pretoria Phd
candidate Yushan Wu joins
Eric & Cobus for a lively discussion on whether it still makes
sense for China to put on big, fancy and very expensive mega
summits with African leaders like FOCAC that will take place in
Beijing in September.
Facing a slowing...
Aug 11, 2018
With the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit now just weeks away, international press coverage of the event is now ramping up. Over the past several weeks, Eric & Cobus have done a number of interviews with journalists around the world about what to expect at the upcoming summit and a few discernable themes...
Aug 4, 2018
W. Gyude Moore, Liberia’s former Minister of Public Works, recognizes that African countries are taking a huge risk by piling on ever-larger amounts of Chinese debt, but he thinks it’s worth it if the new roads, bridges and industrial parks can help spark economic growth needed to employ the continent’s...
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 21, 2018
This September 50 African leaders will arrive in Beijing for what is widely expected to be one of the most important international summits of the year. Billions of dollars in financial aid and loans along with China's broader strategic direction for the continent will be unveiled at the Forum on China Africa Cooperation...