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Aug 12, 2017

Nairobi-based journalist Mark Kapchanga contends that it is time for Africans to learn to speak Chinese. In a provocative column published last month in the Chinese newspaper Global Times, Kapchanga warned that Africans are at risk of being on the losing end of an "information asymmetry" unless they begin to learn...


Jul 29, 2017

The implementation of China's ambitious "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) trade agenda in Africa is now fully underway. The launch of the Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya, the opening of the new navy base in Djibouti and dozens of other major infrastructure development projects along Africa's eastern shore are all part of this...


Jul 22, 2017

One of the most durable narratives about the Chinese in Africa is that the PRC is now just the newest foreign country to colonize the continent. While the Europeans may have used brute force, according to this widely-held perception, the Chinese instead using money to buy Africa’s land, corrupt its leaders and export...


Jul 15, 2017

In this edition of the China in Africa podcast, Washington, D.C.-based Africa scholar and investment advisor Aubrey Hruby joins Eric & Cobus to discuss how she thinks American business can compete in Africa despite visible challenges from both China and a U.S. foreign policy that is seemingly adrift.

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Jul 8, 2017

Covering the China-Africa story is often a challenging assignment for many journalists as few reporters have the necessary background in both Chinese and African affairs. David Pilling is the exception. Pilling is the Africa Editor at the Financial Times in London who also reported extensively from China and throughout...