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This Chart Explains Why the U.S. Seems Increasingly Disengaged From Africa

This chart that measures African trade clearly explains why there's so little interest in the United States about fostering closer ties with Africa. The U.S. trading relationship peaked in 2011 and since then has been on a steady, potentially irreversible ...

Tweet of the Day: China’s Consul General in Johannesburg was Impressed by the Big Boss’ Drumming Skills

Chinese Consul General Tang Zhongdong admired Wang Yi's drumming talents before the Foreign Minister boarded his plane at the Bujumbura International Airport in Burundi where he wrapped up his six-nation African ...

Yun Sun: Chinese Debt Fatigue in Africa Opens Opportunities for New Emerging Powers

Brookings Institution non-resident fellow Yun Sun writes today that the Chinese debt-led financing model in Africa may be starting to wear thin as a growing number of countries across the continent become increasingly concerned about repaying all those Chinese loans. "As ...

Media Watch: Three Reasons Why to be Wary of CNBC’s Coverage of the Burgeoning China-Zambia Debt Crisis

Zambia is struggling to repay its debts and, according to new research from the business intelligence firm EXX Africa, and Chinese corporate creditors are indicating they aren't willing to just write off the losses.  Breakdowns in Zambia's energy supply is rippling ...