Sep 16, 2018
Nairobi-based international development economist Anzetse Were suggests in a new paper for the South African Institute of International Affairs that Kenya's leaders, not China, should be the ones held accountable for borrowing too much money without a detailed, transparent plan on how to repay the loans.
She joins Eric...
Sep 9, 2018
Longtime China-Africa scholar Luke Patey, a senior researcher at the Danish Institute of International Affairs, is among a growing number of analysts who believe that the outcome of this year's FOCAC summit clearly demonstrated that Africa now has a diminished role in China's global economic agenda.
Luke joins Eric &...
Sep 1, 2018
Former CEO of the African Finance Corporation and current Quartz Africa columnist Andrew Alli joins Eric & Cobus to discuss why infrastructure financing will likely top the agenda at the Forum on China Africa Cooperation summit that convenes in Beijing on September 3.
Aug 25, 2018
Environmental issues no longer appear to be a top priority in the China-Africa dialogue. While there have been a lot of discussions about health, military and media issues in the run-up to next month's FOCAC summit, there's been little to no mention of wildlife conservation, pollution or other green-related topics...
Aug 18, 2018
Longtime China-Africa analyst and University of Pretoria Phd
candidate Yushan Wu joins
Eric & Cobus for a lively discussion on whether it still makes
sense for China to put on big, fancy and very expensive mega
summits with African leaders like FOCAC that will take place in
Beijing in September.
Facing a slowing...