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Nigerian Representative Benjamin Kalu Explains Why He Wants to Check the Immigration Status of Every Chinese National in the Country

The following is a transcription of a 13-part Twitter thread published by Nigerian Representative Benjamin Kalu that explains the motivations behind his recent motion to heighten immigration enforcement against Chinese illegal immigrants. Earlier, I moved a motion along with ...

Meet Lin Jing: China’s Newest “Wolf Warrior” in Africa

China's Consul General in Cape Town, Lin Jing, is emerging as one of China's newest so-called "Wolf Warrior" diplomats who's spending a lot more time on Twitter taking direct shots at the U.S. and other critics of Beijing. Over the weekend, ...

One of Kenya’s Major Newspapers Wades Into the Sensitive Debate Over Chinese Accountability for COVID-19

One of Kenya's leading newspapers waded into the highly sensitive territory over accountability for COVID-19 and the origin of the deadly virus.  Although today's editorial in The Standard newspaper is the publication's first on the topic, the paper published two columns ...

Representative Benjamin Kalu: “We Want to Know How Many Chinese Are in Nigeria”

Nigerian Representative Benjamin Kalu appeared on Plus TV to discuss the motion he submitted in the House of Representatives calling for immigration checks of every Chinese national in the country.   STARTING WITH CHINESE: "What COVID has done ...

Has the Anti-African Discrimination in Guangzhou Really Been Contained? It Depends Who You Ask

While the Chinese central government and provincial authorities in Guangdong repeat over and over that all the issues that led to the mistreatment of Africans in Guangzhou have been settled, a steady flow of reports that suggest otherwise continues to emerge from the southern Chinese city.

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Cobalt Clarifies Everything

We’re at one of those moments when everyone suddenly remembers that Africa exists. Right through the pandemic, the debt crisis, and climate talks, the continent and its needs were seemingly invisible.

But nothing sharpens the eye like an upcoming FOCAC summit. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s African visit was marked by determination to avoid the Trump administration’s almost Freudian compulsion to blurt out ‘China!’ when talking about African issues. Instead, Blinken ...

A Desire to Move the Guangzhou Narrative Beyond Polarization

While African social media, Nigeria's legislature, and media outlets across the continent boil with rage over the reports of maltreatment and discrimination against Africans in China, some Chinese commenters are calling for more nuance in the debate. The fact that these ...

Prominent Africa Scholar in China Says COVID-19 & Guangzhou Provides Opportunity for Chinese and Africans to “Reflect on How We View Each Other”

In a subtle yet important recognition of the burgeoning chasm between Chinese and African civil societies, one of China's most prominent Africa scholars, Dr. Liu Haifang from Beijing University, called on scholars and other researchers to step back from the various crises that have recently shaken the ...