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What the U.S. Apparently Doesn’t Understand About China-Africa Ties

So, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony held a virtual ‘tour’ of Africa on Tuesday with the leaders of Nigeria and Kenya on Tuesday. That it was called a ‘tour’ and not a Zoom or Skype shows everything that was wrong with ...

Now More Than Ever, FOCAC Must Absorb Shocks to China-Africa Ties

This year, the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) marks its 20th anniversary. As it turns 20, FOCAC’s role in shaping Sino-African relations has been remarkable. The forum is remarkable for many reasons. It shows China’s willingness to engage ...

The Futility of Pompeo’s Anti-China Message in Africa

When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his Africa trip in mid-February, it was clear that countering China's influence on the continent was at the top of his agenda. Yet from Senegal to Angola, he restrained himself from the hard-hitting ...

African Media Houses Should Design Own Policies on How to Report on China

China is featured prominently in the news media and deservingly so for several reasons. It has grown from a relatively obscure, poor country in East Asia into a global power. China’s economy is the world’s second-largest and by some measures, ...