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Feb 17, 2018

China is pushing back hard against accusations that it spied on the African Union headquarters for the past five years. According to a January report in the French newspaper Le Monde, China hacked the AU's computer networks and installed listening devices in the building that was financed and constructed by Chinese...


Feb 10, 2018

Over the past 10 years Chinese leaders have made 79 official visits to 43 different African countries, according to new data from the Beijing-based consultancy Development Reimagined. Where the senior leadership goes offers some fascinating insights on China's priorities in Africa.

Hannah Ryder is the founder of...


Feb 4, 2018

Erich Schwartzel, the Wall Street Journal's film industry reporter in Los Angeles, joins Eric & Cobus to discuss China's push to become a global power in the entertainment business. The billions of dollars that Chinese companies have invested in Hollywood combined with its own massive domestic film market, soon to be...


Jan 28, 2018

Somali-British freelance journalist Ismail Einahse joins Eric & Cobus to discuss his recent opinion column "Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China." The article, published on NPR.org, reflects a contentious debate going on about the future of U.S. foreign policy in Africa and whether the void left by...


Jan 21, 2018

Chris Alden, professor of international relations and China-Africa scholar, joins Eric & Cobus to discuss his new book "Seeking Security: China’s Expanding Involvement in Security Cooperation in Africa."

Join the discussion. Are you concerned about China’s surging military presence in Africa or do you think it’s...