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With Chinese Infrastructure Financing Drying Up in Africa, China’s Contractors Now Look to Europe

China's construction giants are knocking on the doors of development finance agencies in Europe in a bid to find new sources of funding for projects in Africa, according to a report in Global Trade Review. Until recently, Chinese ...

Mnangagwa: “We Are Not Worried About Those Who Get Angry Because China Has Helped Us.”

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa toured the construction site of the new Robert Mugabe International Airport expansion in Harare on Wednesday. The expansion is being financed and built by China. After the tour, President Mnangagwa took aim at critics, presumably in the U.S. and UK, of ...

Thanks to a “Partnership” With China, President Kenyatta Breaks Ground For New Military Hospital

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had a photo op atop a heavy earth mover on Wednesday at the Kabete Military Barracks in Nairobi to break ground on a massive new state-of-the-art military hospital that will be built in "partnership" with China. ...

Chinese Diplomats in Africa May Be Signaling They’re Paying Closer Attention to Local Labor Issues

China's newly arrived ambassador to Uganda, Zhang Lizhong, (pictured far left foreground) conducted a site inspection on Saturday at the Entebbe International Airport, which is currently being expanded by Chinese contractors. The visit itself was an unremarkable public diplomacy event. But ...

Nigerian Transportation Minister Tells Local Contractors “They Are Not Qualified” To Build Infrastructure Like the Chinese Do

Nigeria's outspoken transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi delivered a blunt message to local construction companies who've long complained that they're shut out of bids for the large infrastructure projects that often go to Chinese contractors: "We are not using our local contractors because they are not ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Which Way is West?

One of the fun aspects of the China-Africa Project is that we don’t always agree. The work of pulling in different perspectives means that how we see reality is itself a negotiation, drawing on our different backgrounds. For example, one of the issues where Eric and I diverge is on whether the concept of The West makes any sense.

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India Wants to Replace China as Africa’s Preferred Construction Partner

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar visited Kenya this week as part of New Delhi's ambitions to become a major development partner to Africa. Like the G7, Jaishankar wants to challenge China's dominance in the African construction market and position Indian contractors as a competitive, more sustainable alternative. ...

Namibian Authorities To Demolish a Relatively New Chinese-Built Multi-Purpose Center Due to Poor Construction

Local authorities in the south-central Namibian town of Mariental have decided to demolish a Chinese-built multipurpose youth center rather than spend $54,000 to repair the building, according to a report in today's Namibian newspaper. Even though the building is ...

Alex Lo: Why China, Not the G7 is Setting the Global Agenda

Now that analysts and observers have had a few days to digest last weekend's announcements from the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, there's a growing sense that outcomes from the club of rich democracies did not rise to the challenges of the moment, specifically in their effort ...

The Blue Dot Network is Back!

China's rivals in Japan, Australia, and the U.S. have been talking about building some kind of alternative Belt and Road Initiative to compete with Beijing in building infrastructure throughout the developing world. Although they've been long on rhetoric, the three powers, all members of the 

Disturbing Video Shows Fight Breaking Out Between Chinese Manager and Local Construction Staff in Sierra Leone

Editor's Note: This video appeared on the Sierra Eye Twitter channel today and is beginning to circulate widely. It's important to note that the authenticity of the video is still unknown. There is no indication of when it was shot, who uploaded it or where ...
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