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The Growing Number of Ways Chinese Propaganda Filters Into Mainstream African Media

The number of ways that Chinese propaganda filters into mainstream African news coverage appear to be growing. In this case, the website for The Standard newspaper in Kenya published an article last week that appropriately labeled the article as "Sponsored Content" but never ...

China’s Deputy Ambassador to Zimbabwe’s Weekend Visit to The Zimbabwe Herald Newsroom Highlights Deepening Media Ties in Africa

China's Deputy Ambassador in Harare, Zhao Baogang, stopped by the newsroom of the state-owned newspaper The Herald to meet with Editor Caesar Zvayi. That same day, the newspaper published an editorial that elevated China-Zimbabwe relations from "All-Weather Friends" to "Cast ...

Nigeria, Zimbabwe Move Forward With Controversial Chinese-Inspired Social Media Laws

Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, said the time has come to regulate social media and online content and that the spread of lies and fake news is "getting completely out of hand.”  In a speech on Friday to the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs,  the First Lady ...

Chinese Companies Are Reportedly Shaping United Nations AI Standards Which Could Have Significant Ramifications in Africa

Several of China's largest telecommunications communications companies including ZTE, Dahua and China Telecom are reportedly working closely with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to shape influence standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, and city and vehicle surveillance, according to leaked documents published by the Financial ...