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Video Worth Watching – China in Africa: Fair Trade or New Colonialism?

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Amsterdam arts and culture house deBAILE held a fascinating event on Monday with three prominent European China-Africa experts. The panel, from left to right, featured Miriam Driessen from Oxford University, Ilaria Carrozza from ...

Leading South African Financial Newspaper Gets Called Out for Publishing Chinese Propaganda

On November 4, the South African financial daily Business Day published a 12-page insert "celebrating Mao's revolution" in China. The supplement was labeled an "advertorial," which didn't go down well with some readers who felt it was misleading. In a letter ...

Tweet of the Day: South Sudan is one of the Few Places Where Chinese and European Diplomats Actually Seem Like They Want to Work Together

EU Ambassador to South Sudan, Dr. Sinead Walsh, posted this image today on the EU in South Sudan Twitter feed that shows herself alongside EU Special Representative for the Horn of ...

Chinese Firms in East Africa the Focus of Tax Evasion and Bribery Crackdown

While Chinese companies are feeling the pressure of anti-graft and tax evasion crackdowns at home, some are also facing similar campaigns abroad as African countries try to stamp out corrupt practices. KENYA: In a crackdown on corruption under President Uhuru ...

As the US and France Try to Compete with China in Building African Infrastructure, Their Public-Private Financing Model is in Jeopardy

Both France and the United States have been vocal critics of China's state-led infrastructure development model in Africa and the accompanying loans for projects extended by Beijing's policy banks. Fearful that China is using loans to extend political influence along with the fact ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Our Haunted Moment

Today we’re featuring a fascinating conversation with the Congolese analyst Christian-Geraud Neema Byamungu about recent developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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