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Mar 16, 2019

Born in China, raised in Ghana, Zhao Huiling is part of a new generation of young social media storytellers who aims to tell a very different China-Africa story than what you see in traditional media.

Huiling joins Eric & Cobus to talk about her new video blog or vlog, where she shares her personal stories about Africa...


Mar 8, 2019

While there are a growing number of books that explore the China-Africa relationship, most are written either by scholars or journalists who are experts in the field and are written in a style that is often inaccessible for people new to this subject.

Beijing-based author and social entrepreneur Lina Getachew Ayenew saw...


Mar 2, 2019

25 years ago, China and South Africa were largely estranged from one another. The two countries didn't even recognize each other recognize each other as the former apartheid government in Pretoria maintained diplomatic ties with China's bitter rival in Taiwan. 

Wits University postdoctoral research fellow...


Feb 22, 2019

The number of African university students in China has exploded over the past twenty years, surging from just under 2,000 in 2003 to almost 50,000 today. In fact, China is now second only to France as a destination for African students.

But what happens to these students after graduation? Their visas typically require...


Feb 16, 2019

 

Emeka Umejei, a visiting assistant professor in journalism and media studies at the American University of Nigeria in Yola, is an expert on how Chinese hardware companies like Huawei are re-shaping Africa's internet. He joins Eric & Cobus to discuss the political calculations that African states are making in...