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Chinese Workers in Angola Stage Protest to Go Home

University of London PhD candidate Hangwei Li shared an image of a small group of Chinese workers protesting outside of the Chinese embassy in Angola where they called on the government for help to send them home. Li explained ...

KTN’s Mike Gitonga: “The SGR Has Had Scandals Right From the Word Go”

KTN News presenter Mike Gitonga discussed The Standard's reporting on the escalating SGR scandal in his morning "Press Review" segment on Monday.  Gigtonga cited years of "fraud" and "malpractice" allegedly committed by the Chinese operator CRBC and its subsidiary AfriStar.

Kenya Railways Dismisses Efforts to Cancel Contract With the Company’s Chinese Partner

Kenya Railways downplayed reports that it will be forced to cancel its contract with the Chinese-run AfriStar, a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned enterprise China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), that currently operates the country's Standard Gauge Railway, according to The Standard newspaper.

Zambia Killings Prompt Online Debate Over Compassion and Discrimination

Frustration emerged among some Chinese netizens about the apparent lack of any African response to the murder of three Chinese nationals in Zambia that happened on Sunday. Twitter user @CaliCali2000 started the discussion that then generated considerable discussion 

Chinese Embassy in Zambia: Murder of Three Chinese Nationals Was “Vicious and Appalling”

The Chinese embassy in Zambia responded on Monday to the murder of three of its nationals, calling the attack "vicious and appalling."  According to local law enforcement, the assailants, two men, and a woman, posed as customers ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

The Different Readings of FOCAC

One of the intriguing results of last week’s FOCAC meeting has been a narrative pushed by key English-language publications that it represents a reduction in Chinese engagement with the continent. Bloomberg set the tone in its initial report which counted the sums mentioned in President Xi Jinping’s speech and came to $40 billion. Comparing it to the $60 billion funding targets of 2015 and 2018, it concluded that the summit represented a pullback from ...