May 26, 2013
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang visits Harare and signs a series of small, insignificant contracts. Is China bored of Zimbabwe? | Sino-Zimbabwe scholar Jeremy Youde talks about whether Robert Mugabe's "Look East" policy is effective | ZImbabwe hopes to circumvent restrictions on diamond sales by selling directly to China.
May 19, 2013
The upcoming China-Africa Copperbelt Summit in Shanghai | Copper mining in the DRC and Zambia | This week, our special guest, Abou Kalley, chairman of the consulting firm Africa Business Associates challenges the popular perception that China is colonizing the continent, countering that if the Chinese are getting...
May 12, 2013
Just how many Chinese immigrants are there in Africa? Well, no one really knows. This and other poorly understand facts surrounding Chinese migration to Africa are the focus of our show this week with special guest Professor Giles Mohan of the Open University in the UK.
May 5, 2013
AidData's use of media reports to track Chinese investment and aid in Africa has prompted a heated debate with academics who charge the organization of using unreliable information to form conclusions about the scope of China's finances in Africa | China-DRC scholar Johanna Jassen with an update on the...
May 1, 2013
Chinese migration to Africa is becoming an increasingly sensitive subject across the continent, particularly as it relates to small-scale merchants where they compete directly with locals | China, Africa and the IMF: who does more to help African sovereignty? | Is China's political system a model for Africa?