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Sep 30, 2013

Is China good or bad for Africa? Is it benevolent or neo-imperial? Well, it all depends on who you ask and what 'narrative' they subscribe to. One of the world's leading Sino-African scholars, Solange Chatelard, joins us to discuss the different, often conflicting, narratives used to describe China's engagement in Africa.


Sep 27, 2013

In a rare and unexpected move, China urged the International Criminal Court to heed Kenya's calls to reconsider the charges against President Kenyatta and Deputy President Ruto who are both accused of committing crimes against humanity back in 2007 during a spate of post-election violence.


Sep 25, 2013

It's been 15 years since China and South Africa established diplomatic relations. Today, the two economies are increasingly inter-connected as South Africa serves as an African gateway for Chinese business and China is now Pretoria's largest trading partner. What's next for this important Sino-African relationship?


Sep 22, 2013

The Chinese media footprint is rapidly enlarging in Africa but contrary to exaggerated hype in the Western media, the Chinese are far from taking "control" of African media. Special guest Erin Conway-Smith of the Global Post joins us for discussion on placing China's African media expansion in context.


Sep 20, 2013

For years, the once Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata was Africa's most prolific China critic. Now that he is president, the King Cobra has replaced his critiques of Chinese business and policy with a new spirit of constructive engagement. So what happened to Michael Sata? [Editor's note: our apologies for...