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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...


Nov 12, 2017

Quietly, and largely out of sight, China has emerged to become a major player in the foreign aid space, challenging institutions and norms long established by the West. Although China's international development budgets remain a tightly guarded state secret, new data  indicates Beijing is spending a lot more money on...


Oct 28, 2017

Leo Li is a Phd candidate in African politics at China's prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. Before he returned to Beijing to continue his academic work, Leo spent years reporting from Africa for the China Daily newspaper and later as a TV reporter for the Chinese international TV news network CGTN.

Leo...


Oct 15, 2017

A pair of seemingly tone-deaf incidents this week highlight the ongoing difficulty that some parts of Chinese society are having with regards to racial sensitivity towards Africans and black people in general. 

First, an exhibit at the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan that placed images of African people next to animals...


Sep 30, 2017

The tightening of international sanctions against North Korea is helping to fuel the illicit ivory trade in Africa as the increasingly isolated country searches for new ways to generate revenue, according to a new report from the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. Much of that ivory, according to...