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Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary: “Chinese PPEs… They Failed the Test.”

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed on Sunday that Kenya stopped importing PPE from China since they failed to pass the Kenya Bureau of Standards quality tests. “Regarding the issue of masks that was supposedly raised by Kenya Bureau ...

Chinese Embassy to Nigeria: Don’t Worry, We’re Not Going to Seize Your Assets

A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Abuja tried to reassure increasingly anxious Nigerians that Beijing has no plans to use loans as a way to seize strategic assets. Press Officer Sun Saixiong addressed the ongoing controversy over a contentious clause in a contract that a ...

Chinese Construction Companies Aren’t Making as Much Money in Africa as They Once Did

A new chart from China's National Bureau of Statistics indicates that Chinese construction companies are not earning as much from their African divisions as they did at the height of China-Africa economic engagement in 2015. Although the chart is ...

If the Oil Tanker That Ran Aground in Mauritius Was Chinese, the News Coverage Would Likely Be Very Different

Journalist and University of London China-Africa scholar, Hangwei Li, noted how apolitical the coverage of the devastating oil spill that's occurred off the coast of Mauritius. Li pointed out that almost none of the international news coverage of the wreck mentioned the ship's country ...

China: The Hot Button Domestic Political Issue in African Countries

China is fast becoming a contentious political issue in a growing number of African countries, just as in the U.S., Europe, and in most countries here in Asia. Political rivals find that it's becoming increasingly effective to disparage their opponents' ties to Beijing as a ...

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 ...

Why the Lack of Chinese Transparency Undermines Trust in Kenya’s Sustainable Development

We were inching along Ngong Road, one of the major roads in Kenya that links Nairobi to Ngong town. Even at 3 in the afternoon, the traffic leading out of the capital was packed with commuters. Street-hawkers use this slowness to their advantage, going from window to ...