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My Perspective on Jack Ma’s Africa Move: The Time Has Never Been Better For African Entrepreneurs To Make It Big

Perhaps the place that garnered the most attention on 16th November 2019 in Accra, Ghana was the Accra International Conference Center (AICC). What made it the most exciting place to be? The Jack Ma Foundation in Africa. Amongst the prominent people hosted at the event was Ghana’s ...

Tweet of the Day: Chinese Ambassador Wu Peng Sits Down for No-Limits Interview With the BBC

Fudan University PhD candidate Cliff Mboya shared his surprise on Twitter that China's ambassador to Kenya, Wu Peng, agreed to a sit-down interview with Dickens Onditi Olewe, a correspondent from the BBC's Africa Desk. He interviewed the ambassador last Friday and the embassy was seemingly pleased with ...

Chinese Investors Have a Palpable Sense of Optimism About the African Market That Most Others Just Don’t Seem to Share

Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby shared her views about this weekend's "Netpreneur" competition organized by the Jack Ma Foundation in Accra, Ghana where she picked up on the same sense of optimism and excitement about the African market that Chinese investors seem ...

Latest $120 Million Series B Round for Opay Proves Chinese Investors Have Made an “Unmistakable Pivot to African Tech”

The pace of Chinese investment in Africa's tech sector appears to be heating up anew with a $120 million second funding round, also known as a Series B, for the Nigeria-based fintech company OPay. What's interesting here is that some of China's largest tech players, including the ...

Protesting Truck Drivers in Nairobi Link Government’s Order to Transport All Cargo on SGR With “China Colonization”

Kenyan truck drivers took to the streets yesterday to protest against the government's directive that requires all-cargo to be transported by the new Standard Gauge Railway. Contrary to some of the previous demonstrations, the truckers this time clearly linked the government's decision to Chinese influence, or "colonization" ...

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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China’s Role in Africa’s Rapidly Growing Space Market

African countries are not traditionally known for having strong space programs but now as the cost of launching satellites into orbit falls, that's starting to change and Africa is becoming one of the fastest-growing space markets in the world.