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Aug 30, 2013

Education officials in Uganda have sparked an increasingly passionate debate over the merits of teaching Chinese in the country's school system. While elites may find Mandarin a practical skills, a lot of people argue that it should not be included in the countrywide curriculum as it still not yet a strategic language...


Aug 28, 2013

A Nairobi court sentenced a Chinese woman to 30 months in prison for attempting to smuggle ivory out of Kenya. While the sentence is considerably longer than previous jail terms for smugglers, it's still laughably low as a deterrent against ivory poaching.


Aug 25, 2013

Nigeria's Central Bank deputy governor, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, says there is an ideological struggle underway in Africa over whether to follow the West's economic model, that of China's or the continent's own "African Way." The problem is that it's not entirely clear what the "African way" actually is and how it...


Aug 22, 2013

The Chadian government shut most or all oil operations run by China National Petroleum Corporation, or CNPC, over allegations of an oil spill, poor worker safety and violations of other environmental regulations. CNPC, not surprisingly, denied the allegations and said it was working with the government to solve the...


Aug 20, 2013

Uganda is entering a potentially dangerous phase in its economic development as it takes on more debt from China paid for with the future earnings from recent oil discoveries. The problem of Chinese debt extends beyond the state to the legislators, many of who are bankrupt; a Chinese company is reportedly considering a...