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Mobolaji Adeoye: More Chinese VC Investment is on its Way to Africa in 2020

Mobolaji Adeoye, founder of Consonance Investment Managers, is a highly-regarded early-stage investor in the African start-up sector and provided his outlook for the year ahead in the VC space that attracted $1.27 billion of venture capital investment in 2019. Mobolaji Adeoye's ...

Huawei’s Next Flagship Phone Will be Launched in South Africa Without Key Google Apps

South Africa is going to be an important test market for Huawei with next month's launch of the P40 Series of mobile phones that will not include Google Mobile Service apps. It's important to note that the phones will still run on Google's Android operating system but ...

Chinese Business Community in Namibia Takes Preventive Measures Against COVID-19 Outbreak

The Chinatown merchants association in the Namibian capital Windhoek is posting notices on shuttered storefronts encouraging customers and business owners to stay away from individuals who have returned from China without undergoing the required 14-day quarantine period. The outbreak in China ...

Cries for Help From African Students Stranded in Wuhan Are Growing Louder but Their Governments Are Still Not Going to Bring Them Home

While Chinese and African government officials offer regular reassurances that African students stranded in China, particularly in Wuhan, are being well-looked after, those students are now issuing increasingly dire cries for help on social media.  The students ...

World Bank Chief’s Criticism of AfDB Lending Practices Also Reflects Broader U.S. Anxiety About Chinese Debt in Africa

Officials at the African Development Bank (AfDB) are still smarting over last week's comments by World Bank president David Malpass who accused the AfDB of having “a tendency to lend too quickly and add to the debt problem of the countries" on the ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China’s Climate Role in the Global South

I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from COP26 stress. There’s so much riding on the global climate summit happening in Glasgow at the end of the month that it’s sometimes difficult to remember we face a few other pressing issues too. 

To this point, Foreign Affairs this week published a poll asking a stellar group of experts whether American foreign policy is too hostile to China. Not surprisingly they got ...

Pompeo Goes to Africa And, So Far, Stays Quiet About China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Angola today after wrapping up the first stop of his three-nation African tour in Senegal over the weekend. Secretary Pompeo met with Senegal's Economy Minister Amadou Hott and business leaders where he announced a number of ...