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Zambian Hip Hop Star B’Flow Speaks Out Against Chinese Discrimination Towards Local Patrons in Lusaka

Popular Zambian hip hop artist B'Flow said he actively tries to stay away from commenting on political issues but felt the need to say something in the wake of Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa's humiliating public apology last month for cracking down on Chinese businesses who ...

China’s Ties With Nigeria Are a Lot Better Than They Seem

Lagos State University political science lecturer Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi joins Eric & Cobus this week to discuss the current state of China-Nigeria relations. After a turbulent past few months following the events in Guangzhou back in April and now calls ...

Scholar: There’s a Huge Difference Between Anti-Black Racism in the U.S. and China

Hong Kong-based scholar Roberto Castillo is one of the world's foremost experts on the African diaspora in China and Chinese-Black race relations. Lately, he's become increasingly frustrated by the false equivalency that many are drawing between discrimination against black/brown people in the U.S. and China. ...

So. Many. Ironies.

Wow. The ironies are popping up so fast they're going fractal.  As protests mount in the United States against the systemic and structural racism that has turned institutions like the police into something akin to occupying forces in certain neighborhoods, guess ...

Chinese Officials Are Apparently Embracing #BlackLivesMatter

After the past two months of anti-Chinese rage on African social media that came in response to the highly visible poor treatment of Africans in Guangzhou back in April, there's a certain irony to the Chinese government's embrace of the popular U.S. call to action "Black Lives ...

Just a Month Ago China Was Blamed for Anti-Black Discrimination, Now Beijing Rallies Behind Africa to Protest Against Racism in the U.S.

The Chinese government is steadily escalating its criticism of the United States over the ongoing protests against police brutality that are now taking place in dozens of cities across the U.S. While Chinese diplomats and embassies in Africa 

Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa Apologizes for Crackdown on Local Chinese Businesses and for Using Derogatory Language

Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa issued a public apology on Wednesday for his recent crackdown on Chinese merchants in the city and for using the derogatory word "Chinaman" alleging that he was unaware it's offensive. "I accept my error in judgment by ...

Lusaka Mayor Personally Shuts Down Chinese Barbershop For Not Serving Local Customers. “This is Not Wuhan!”

Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa personally shut down a Chinese-run barbershop on Friday for allegedly not serving local customers and threatened the staff with arrest if they continue to only serve Chinese patrons.   "This is not Wuhan!" he angrily declared.

One Month Later, Vast Segments of African Civil Society Remain Angry Over What Happened in Guangzhou

The first images of African residents in Guangzhou being forced out onto the streets of the southern Chinese city started to emerge during the weekend of April 10th. Now, a full month later, the frustration and anger those accounts sparked keep seething on African social ...

A Popular Nigerian Political Commentator Offers China Some Sobering Advice: Be Careful, There Are More of You Here Than Us Over There

In response to the growing alienation that a lot of Nigerians and other Africans feel about China in the wake what happened in Guangzhou last month, popular online commentator Onye Nkuzi (nom de plume) cautioned that unless China makes meaningful progress in persuading Africans that it does ...
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