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Isolated, Alienated and Stigmatized in Kenya

One day, hopefully soon, scientists will find a cure for COVID-19 and things will start to get back to normal. Planes will start to fly, ports will reopen and people on both sides will try to get back to where they were just a couple of months ...

South African Agriculture Struggles Amid COVID-19 Trade Disruptions

John Purchase, CEO of the South African agriculture chamber of commerce, Agbiz, spoke with CNBC on Monday about the impact that worsening trade disruptions are having on the local agricultural sector. Purchase said farmers are already starting to experience financial losses, particularly since products like the grapes ...

Chinese in Kenya Face Stigmatization and Discrimination Due to COVID-19

Chinese expatriates in Kenya and other African countries are becoming increasingly stigmatized by local populations fearful of contracting COVID-19. In major cities, ethnic Chinese people of all nationalities say they're confining themselves to their homes to avoid increasingly common confrontations. So ...

South Africa’s Plan to Evacuate Its Nationals From Wuhan Takes Shape

A multi-agency task force is designing the plan to safely evacuate 151 South African nationals from the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan. The president announced the evacuation last week but did not specify precisely when it would take place. There's some speculation that it may ...

China Turns up the Pressure on Eswatini to Abandon Taiwan

The tiny landlocked kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is now the last country in Africa to maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan. This is a very big sticking point for the Chinese who are adamant about isolating Taiwan in Africa ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Which Way is West?

One of the fun aspects of the China-Africa Project is that we don’t always agree. The work of pulling in different perspectives means that how we see reality is itself a negotiation, drawing on our different backgrounds. For example, one of the issues where Eric and I diverge is on whether the concept of The West makes any sense.

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