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Feb 10, 2018

Over the past 10 years Chinese leaders have made 79 official visits to 43 different African countries, according to new data from the Beijing-based consultancy Development Reimagined. Where the senior leadership goes offers some fascinating insights on China's priorities in Africa.

Hannah Ryder is the founder of...


Jan 28, 2018

Somali-British freelance journalist Ismail Einahse joins Eric & Cobus to discuss his recent opinion column "Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China." The article, published on NPR.org, reflects a contentious debate going on about the future of U.S. foreign policy in Africa and whether the void left by...


Jan 21, 2018

Chris Alden, professor of international relations and China-Africa scholar, joins Eric & Cobus to discuss his new book "Seeking Security: China’s Expanding Involvement in Security Cooperation in Africa."

Join the discussion. Are you concerned about China’s surging military presence in Africa or do you think it’s...


Dec 17, 2017

2017 was an eventful year in China-Africa relations. Overall the two sides remain deeply engaged with one another, however indications began to emerge this year that the relationship is undergoing a profound change. No longer can we expect to see steadily rising China-Africa trade volumes as prices for many African...


Nov 18, 2017

Independent filmmakers Jidi Guo and Philip Man join Eric & Cobus to discuss their new documentary about how a new generation is responding to China's growing influence in Kenya. This is the first documentary produced by the Shanghai-based pair who took 10 days of vacation time from their day jobs to shoot the film in...