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Washington’s Former Top Diplomat For Africa: “China’s Kicking Our Tails Everywhere”

Tibor Nagy, the top U.S. diplomat for Sub-Saharan Africa under ex-President Trump, re-surfaced for the first time since he left Washington in January. Nagy published a column in a local Texas newspaper calling on the current U.S. administration to do more to stop China's rising influence in ...

Deborah Brautigam Reflects on Ian Taylor’s Legacy

Scholars around the world are mourning the passing of acclaimed China-Africa scholar Ian Taylor. Former students, colleagues and peers published tributes online and on Twitter. Professor Deborah Brautigam, director of the China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University 

Ian Taylor, Pioneering China-Africa Scholar, Dies at 52

Scholars around the world are mourning the untimely passing of acclaimed China-Africa researcher Ian Taylor. The University of St. Andrews professor was widely regarded as among the most thoughtful, provocative scholars in the field. In addition to his position at St. Andrews, Professor Taylor also held appointments ...

Traditional Chinese Medicine Training in Mali: “A Revolution of Sorts” but Skepticism Remains

In December 2019, when the Tianjin government launched its Luban Workshop in Mali, it stood out from the Luban Workshops (named after Lu Ban, the father of Chinese architecture) in other African countries which offer courses on ultra-modern device manufacturing, high-speed rail technologies and Chinese cuisine ...

Construction Begins on New Chinese-Financed Vocational Campus in an Important Congolese Cobalt Mining City

The Chinese embassy in Kinshasa announced that construction will begin soon on a new vocational education campus in Kowlezi, the capital of the southern Lualaba province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The new 15,000 square ...

The Head of One of China’s Major Foreign Policy Think Tanks Proposes 4 Ways to Revive Slumping China-Africa Trade

Two-way China-Africa trade dropped by almost 20% to just $82 billion in the first half of the year due to lockdowns brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak. With China's economy recovering well, it's possible that some of those losses will be made up in Q3 ...

New U.S. Proposal to Limit Student Visas All But Hands the Educational Diplomacy Advantage in Africa to China

The United States government is proposing to severely restrict access to student visas from a majority of African countries in an effort to crack down on visa overstays.  The new proposal by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) calls for any ...

China Now the Top Destination for African Students, Says New Report

China is surging ahead of France, the United States and the United Kingdom to become the top destination for African students seeking to study abroad, according to new data from the Beijing-based consultancy Development Reimagined (DR). While Europe as ...

Book Review: “What Is China up To in Africa? Read This Book.”

Laura Seay, a well-known professor of African politics at Colby College in the United States, gave a glowing review in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage column this week to the new book by Wake Forest University assistant professor Lina Benabdallah.

Interested in Taking a Graduate-level Class in China-Africa Relations Taught by One of the Leading Scholars in the Field? Here’s What the Course Would Look Like.

David Shinn, a former U.S. ambassador and current adjunct professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. published the syllabus for his fall semester graduate-level course on China-Africa relations that will, not surprisingly, take place online due to COVID-19. ...
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