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Jul 26, 2019

Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Aubrey Hurby joins Eric and Cobus to discuss her new report on how the United States can catch up, or "challenge," China's commercial expansion in Africa. The bottom line, Aubrey writes, is that the U.S. can no longer be 'all things to all people' and must focus its policy efforts on those...


Jul 24, 2019

In this episode of the China in Africa Podcast, Kofi Agbogah of the Ghanian coastal advocacy group Hen Mpoano join Eric & Cobus to discuss the unfolding crisis in the country's fish stocks due to illegal fishing by foreign trawlers, mostly from China.

For more, read the June 2019 report published by Hen Mpoano and the...


Jul 18, 2019

Africa's commodity-dependent economies are extremely vulnerable to the current uncertainties roiling global markets, specifically the heightening trade tensions between the U.S. and China. With the tariffs taking their toll on China's slowing economy and the U.S. becoming even more assertive with other countries,...


Jul 11, 2019

Africa is urbanizing faster than any region in the world. Today, an estimated 472 million Africans live in cities and that number is expected to double over the next 25 years, according to research by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. That means governments have to start to build massive amounts of...


Jul 4, 2019

Author and Hudson Institute senior research fellow Bruno Maçães joins Eric and Cobus to discuss the key drivers of China's hugely ambitious Belt and Road Initiative that he outlined in his recent book, "Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order." He also explains why he thinks the U.S. has good reason to worry that its...