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Jul 22, 2017

One of the most durable narratives about the Chinese in Africa is that the PRC is now just the newest foreign country to colonize the continent. While the Europeans may have used brute force, according to this widely-held perception, the Chinese instead using money to buy Africa’s land, corrupt its leaders and export...


Jul 15, 2017

In this edition of the China in Africa podcast, Washington, D.C.-based Africa scholar and investment advisor Aubrey Hruby joins Eric & Cobus to discuss how she thinks American business can compete in Africa despite visible challenges from both China and a U.S. foreign policy that is seemingly adrift.

Join the discuss....


Jul 8, 2017

Covering the China-Africa story is often a challenging assignment for many journalists as few reporters have the necessary background in both Chinese and African affairs. David Pilling is the exception. Pilling is the Africa Editor at the Financial Times in London who also reported extensively from China and throughout...


Jun 25, 2017

China's Belt and Road Initiative is widely hyped, and many African governments view it as a special shot in the arm of African economic development. The scheme links China with Europe via Kenya and Egypt, and if it is built, it will be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in human history.

On the surface, it's...


Jun 18, 2017

Demand in China for traditional medicine made from donkey skin is fuelling a growing illegal trade in donkeys worldwide. All over the developing world, rural farmers find their donkeys kidnapped or killed. Sometimes, they are persuaded to part with them for cash, only to realize later that they aren't able to replace...