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Dec 23, 2016

After years of relatively trouble-free development, 2016 marked a turning point in the China-Africa amid turbulent changes in the global economic and political order. China increased its deployment of combat troops to the continent, suffering some its first casualties in South Sudan and Mali, while trade between the...


Dec 18, 2016

International Relations professor Zaynab El Bernoussi from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco joins Eric & Cobus this week to discuss her recent column on China's growing influence in the Middle East and North Africa. Professor EL Bernoussi explains why she thinks China may be able to succeed in the region as...


Dec 11, 2016

In the space of just ten years Africa’s mobile phone market has grown from about 100 million users to a billion making the continent one of the fastest growing internet markets in the world. Compared to other parts of the world, Africans came relatively late to the internet game due to a lack of...


Dec 4, 2016

In the powerful new Netflix documentary "The Ivory Game," Elephant Action League Executive Director Andrea Crosta ominously warned that the entire fate of Africa's elephants is in the hands of a single man, Chinese president Xi Jinping. Only President Xi has the power, argued Crosta, to shut down China's domestic ivory...


Nov 27, 2016

Quartz's Africa correspondent Lily Kuo recently returned from a reporting assignment to Rwanda where she discovered a very different side of China's engagement in Africa. After all, Rwanda lacks many of the resources and large markets that other African states use to attract Chinese investment.

Lily joins Eric & Cobus...