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A University in Hong Kong Now Accepting Applications for One of the World’s First China-Africa Master’s Degree Programs

Pursuing a master's degree in China-Africa relations is still quite difficult to do in many countries given the lack of dedicated programs or specialized teaching staff.  But that may be starting to change. Hong Kong's Lingnan University announced on Friday that ...

Labor Minister, Chinese Embassy Agree That Without This Pink Card, No Zambian Official Can Inspect a Chinese Business

Late last week the Zambian Labor Minister Chanda Kaziya met with Ouyang Daobing, the commercial and economic officer at the Chinese embassy in Lusaka, to discuss the recent crackdown on Chinese businesses by mayor Miles Sampa. Mayor Sampa personally intervened to shut ...

David Hundeyin: The U.S. Drive to Investigate the Head of the AfDB Doesn’t Have Anything to do With Corruption, It’s All About China

Business Day (Nigeria) columnist David Hundeyin echoed the increasingly popular sentiment in Nigeria that geopolitics, not an effort to fight corruption is behind the U.S.-led drive to investigate Akinwumi Adesina, the popular president of the African Development Bank. Hundeyin, ...

New Analysis: Africa Doesn’t Have a Debt Problem, Certain African Countries Do

A new report by the Beijing-based consultancy Development Reimagined provides some badly-needed context for the broader discussion about the burgeoning debt crisis in certain African countries.  The analysis focused on whether African countries will have sufficient funds available to provide ...

Nigeria’s Transport Minister: China Expected to Approve $5.3 Billion in New Loans

Nigeria's Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, confirmed that China is expected to approve a new $5.3 billion loan package to build the Ibadan-Kano rail line. The minister made the comments during an interview with the Nigerian news network ChannelsTV and added that he expects the funds ...

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How a Port Expansion in a Tiny, Self-Declared African Country Reverberates Around the World

One of the key discussions in the run-up to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit is whether China is stepping away from funding large-scale infrastructure projects like roads and ports. 

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While the Federal Government Moves to Borrow More Money From China, Nigeria’s House of Representatives Sounds the Alarm

While Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his cabinet appear increasingly determined to borrow more from China to fund infrastructure projects, even amid the current economic crisis, critics in the House of Representatives are expressing alarm over the lack transparency in the Chinese loans.

Another High Profile Chinese Ambassador in Africa Heads Home

China's ambassador to Kenya, Wu Peng, will reportedly make a quiet exit tomorrow when he boards a flight back to Beijing where he'll apparently take on a new assignment. Wu is the second high-profile Chinese envoy in ...