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Q&A: Growing Demand in Africa for China’s Private Security Contractors

Three Chinese miners in the Southwestern Nigerian state of Osun were kidnapped at gunpoint last week, with one reportedly shot while trying to flee. Although all three hostages were released a few days later, the abduction once again reminded Chinese stakeholders across the continent as to ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway and the Dramas of Development

This week saw the launch of the newest phase of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR,) connecting the port in Mombasa to the Rift Valley town of Naivasha. The Mombasa-Naivasha section of the SGR cost $1.5 billion. It connects to the initial phase, between Nairobi and Mombasa, which cost $3.2 billion. Both phases were funded by China and built by Chinese construction companies. More than an infrastructure project, the SGR has ...

Al Jazeera Investigates Foreign Corruption in Namibia’s Fishing Industry

Although not specifically about the Chinese in Namibia, this riveting documentary produced by Al Jazeera reveals the extent of alleged corruption within the Namibian government and how foreign companies spend millions to bribe public officials for fishing rights that provide little or no benefit to the local ...

If First Lady Aisha Buhari is so Keen to Follow China’s Example, Then Why Not Go All the Way, Suggests Nigeria’s Twitterverse

First Lady's Aisha Buhari's endorsement of the controversial social media and her comparison with internet control in China provoked a passionate response on Twitter. Accountant Obinna Nwosu's tweet suggesting other ways Nigeria can follow China's example received more than 1,500 likes and hundreds of retweets.

Growing Outrage in Nigeria Over Social Media Bill and First Lady’s Suggestion to Emulate China

Anger is mounting in Nigeria over the prospect of a Chinese-style social media bill that would regulate speech on the Internet. Activists turned to Twitter to vent their frustration over the bill and last week's comments by First Lady Aisha Buhari who suggested that if China can ...

Chinese and African Agriculture Have a Lot More in Common Than Most People Think

It's counterintuitive to a lot of people, but Chinese and African agriculture has a lot more in common with one another than many first expect. For the most part, both are dominated by small family farms that have to battle mightily ...