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Sep 9, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of China-Africa Q&A, a new podcast series that will feature interviews with key stakeholders in the China-Africa discourse. We'll publish these podcasts intermittently and, as always, welcome your feedback.

In this edition, Eric speaks with Climate Home News Senior Writer, ChloƩ Farand,

Jul 24, 2019

In this episode of the China in Africa Podcast, Kofi Agbogah of the Ghanian coastal advocacy group Hen Mpoano join Eric & Cobus to discuss the unfolding crisis in the country's fish stocks due to illegal fishing by foreign trawlers, mostly from China.

For more, read the June 2019 report published by Hen Mpoano and the...

Apr 12, 2019

The U.S.-based Environmental Investigation Agency recently published the findings of a four-year investigation into illegal logging practices in the Congo Basin, specifically in the Republic of Congo and Gabon.

Timber sourced from this region makes it ways into supply chains in Europe, China, and the U.S., much of it...

Aug 25, 2018

Environmental issues no longer appear to be a top priority in the China-Africa dialogue. While there have been a lot of discussions about health, military and media issues in the run-up to next month's FOCAC summit, there's been little to no mention of wildlife conservation, pollution or other green-related topics...

Oct 22, 2017

The demand for abalone is so extreme that it is commonly-referred to as "white gold" and is now the world's most valuable shellfish. Much of that demand comes from Asia, especially China, where consumers can't seem to get enough of the fleshy snails in restaurants and supermarkets.

South Africa is home to one of the...