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Tweet of the Day: Wake Forest University Professor Gives a Master Class on China-Africa Relations Using Just a Single Tweet

Wake Forest University Assistant Professor Lina Benabdallah is a leading China-Africa scholar and used just a single Tweet from China's ambassador in Zimbabwe to provide a thoughtful, cogent analysis of how the Chinese government approaches aid, agency and engagement with African stakeholders… all in less than 280 ...

Jack Ma 2.0 Officially Launched This Weekend in Ghana

Jack Ma capped a week-long tour in Africa with the awarding of the inaugural African Netpreneur Prize at a Shark Tank-like competition in Accra.  Nigerian Temie Giwa-Tubosun won the top prize and $250,000 but there's no doubt that the big winner from all this was Jack Ma ...

Jack Ma is the New Face of Chinese Soft Power in Africa 

Forget CGTN, China Daily or the countless other propaganda outlets the Chinese deploy in Africa to exert soft power, none of them are capable of generating the kind of impact that Jack Ma did this past week with his business and wildlife conservation awards. ...

Q&A: Why African Governments May Want to Pay Attention to Jamaica’s Decision to Freeze Borrowing From China

Jamaica is taking bold steps to manage its growing indebtedness to China as part of an ongoing policy experiment that puts a hold on new borrowing from Beijing until the government reduces its current level of debt. And Kingston's approach in how it's trying to reconcile the ...