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New Research Reveals China’s Pulling Back on Loans to Africa

China is steadily pulling back the reins on its lending practices in Africa, according to a new report published on Monday by the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins University. Researchers Deborah Brautigam and Kevin Acker found that Chinese loans to African public ...

Who China Lends Money to in Africa and How Much They Provide Has Changed a Lot

One of the key findings in CARI's newest report on Chinese lending patterns in Africa revealed a major shift in who Chinese creditors are lending money to and for how much. The once enormous resource for infrastructure loans extended to countries ...

UN Secretary-General Issues Stark Warning on Developing World Debt: Too Little’s Been Done and Now It’s Too Late

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dark warning on Monday that too little had been done to resolve the burgeoning debt crisis in developing countries what has been so far is “too limited in scope and too late.” Guterres told the ...

A Proposed Senate Bill Intended to Increase U.S. Exports to Africa Seems to be Far More Focused on Confronting China

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin published a press release on Monday that touted a new bipartisan bill that aims to increase U.S. exports to Africa. The "Increasing American Jobs through Greater Exports to Africa Act" is ostensibly about America's steadily declining trade volume with ...

Human Rights Watch’s Africa Advocacy Director Can’t Understand Why African Leaders Are “Shielding China Over Xinjiang”

Human Rights Watch Africa Advocacy Director Carine Kaneza Nantulya is puzzled as to why African governments are not doing anything to confront China on the mass internment of Uyghur minorities in Xinjiang. She noted in a post on Monday that it's especially ironic that African ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China’s Climate Role in the Global South

I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from COP26 stress. There’s so much riding on the global climate summit happening in Glasgow at the end of the month that it’s sometimes difficult to remember we face a few other pressing issues too. 

To this point, Foreign Affairs this week published a poll asking a stellar group of experts whether American foreign policy is too hostile to China. Not surprisingly they got ...