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Kenya Wants to Ban Chinese Fish Imports Again. It Didn’t End Well The Last Time.

The Kenyan parliament will move forward with legislation to outlaw imported Chinese fish from entering the country. Legislators confirmed on Tuesday that the Agriculture Committee is finalizing new regulations aimed to boost the local fishing sector by restricting imports of Chinese seafood, particularly frozen tilapia.

Why Is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Lending Money to Rwanda?

It came as a bit of a surprise to some that the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved its first project in sub-Saharan African country a few weeks ago with a $100 million loan to Rwanda as part of the bank's COVID-19 Crisis Recovery ...

Chinese Businesses in Uganda Set Up Database of Bad Former Employees

If you're a Chinese business operator in Uganda and have had employees who've cheated, stole from your business, or caused property damage, you can email safelyxikun@gmail.com to have their name added to a new database of bad employees that's accessible by other Chinese companies in the country.

Carnegie-Tsinghua Scholar Tang Xiaoyang on the “Real Situation Confronting Chinese Companies in Africa”

One of China's largest and most influential online portals, Observer (观察), published an interview this week with well-known China-Africa scholar Tang Xiaoyang, deputy director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, about some of the difficulties that Chinese companies are encountering in ...

President Akufo-Addo Taps Ghana’s Former Ambassador to China to Run One of the Country’s Two Oil Refineries

Ghanaian President Akuof-Addo appointed Edward Boateng, the highly regarded former ambassador to China, to become the Managing Director of Ghana's embattled Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). Although Boateng served in the Ghanaian foreign service from 2017 until last year, he comes from ...

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. 

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China to Kenya: It’s Payback Time

Kenya's National Treasury has resumed debt repayments to China after a 6-month debt deferral period expired in June. The Kenyan government had hoped to be able to extend that through the end of the year but Chinese creditors, namely the China ...