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Nov 28, 2015

Until just a few weeks, security had not been expected to be a major topic at the December Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit in Johannesburg. In the span of just a few short weeks, terrorism and security issues will likely move close to the top of the agenda when Chinese president Xi Jinping meets with 50+...


Nov 20, 2015

When covering any major international summit it can be challenging to get the "real story" beyond the official communiqu├ęs and government talking-points, especially at Chinese events where the messaging is often tightly controlled. James Schneider is a veteran African journalist with extensive experience reporting on...


Nov 14, 2015

Leading scholars, journalists and activists convened in Johannesburg last week for the annual Wits China-Africa Reporting Project's annual roundtable discussion. This year's conference focused on reporting challenges related to the upcoming Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit that will be held...


Nov 6, 2015

Among the most durable myths surrounding the China-Africa relationship is the fear that the Chinese government and private enterprises are buying vast tracts of African farm land and have plans to transplant millions of Chinese peasants to live and work on the continent. Over the years, these rumors have been fueled...