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Jun 27, 2019

Kenya's National Environmental Tribunal ruled this week that the government and its industry-allies failed to submit a proper environmental impact assessment to build a coal power on Lamu island.

The $2 billion plant, with more than half of the financing coming from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC),...


Jun 21, 2019

Blessed with generous government-backed loans and low-cost, high-quality equipment, Chinese technology companies have transformed African telecommunications. Millions can now connect for voice and data using devices made by Tecno, Huawei, and ZTE among countless others. Similarly, in media, private companies...


Jun 14, 2019

Johns Hopkins University professor and director of the China-Africa Research Initiative in Washington, D.C., Deborah Brautigam, joins Eric & Cobus this week to discuss accusations that China engages in so-called "debt trap diplomacy." 

The "debt trap" narrative, also commonly referred to as "predatory lending," states...


Jun 7, 2019

 

Representatives from 53 African countries are expected to attend the inaugural China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo that will take place in Changsha, capital of the south-central province of Hunan, from June 27-29. 

Those African officials attending the expo will no doubt have one over-riding objective: sell more...