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Al Jazeera Investigates Foreign Corruption in Namibia’s Fishing Industry

Although not specifically about the Chinese in Namibia, this riveting documentary produced by Al Jazeera reveals the extent of alleged corruption within the Namibian government and how foreign companies spend millions to bribe public officials for fishing rights that provide little or no benefit to the local ...

Nigeria, Zimbabwe Move Forward With Controversial Chinese-Inspired Social Media Laws

Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, said the time has come to regulate social media and online content and that the spread of lies and fake news is "getting completely out of hand.”  In a speech on Friday to the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs,  the First Lady ...

Chinese Companies Are Reportedly Shaping United Nations AI Standards Which Could Have Significant Ramifications in Africa

Several of China's largest telecommunications communications companies including ZTE, Dahua and China Telecom are reportedly working closely with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to shape influence standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, and city and vehicle surveillance, according to leaked documents published by the Financial ...

Dr. Enga Kameni: Africa Needs to Come Together if it Wants Better Trade Deals with China

Dr. Enga Kameni, Manager of Legal Services of the African ExportImport Bank (Afreximbank) delivered an interesting presentation at Boston University's Global Development Policy Center last week where he spoke about the importance of the broader China-Africa relationship and explained why it's important that African states restructure their economic ...

Rwanda Attracting More Chinese & HK Apparel Investment

It's interesting how two African land-locked countries are emerging as the continent's leading destination for Asian apparel makers looking to offshore, or "delocalize" their China manufacturing operations. Both Ethiopia and Rwanda are emerging as the leaders in this sector despite the fact that transportation logistics in each ...

The Hollow Rules Governing China-Africa Investment

Even though China is one of Africa's largest investors, ranked seventh overall according to Ernst & Young, there are surprisingly few rules that govern private-sector investments between these two regions. These rules are established through bilateral investment treaties, or BITs, where ...
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