Sign up for our free China-Africa Week in Review email newsletter
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Follow CAP on Social Media

Listen to the CAP Podcast

Podcast Transcript: Will China Come to the Rescue of South Africa’s Ailing Energy Giant Eskom?

Eric: Hello and welcome to another edition of the China in Africa podcast. I'm Eric Olander and as always I'm joined by Cobus Van Staden, senior China Africa Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

Will China Come to the Rescue of South Africa’s Ailing Energy Giant Eskom?

South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom is in dire straits. The electric power company now has more than $30 billion of debt and its current revenue no longer provides enough money to cover daily operational costs. Now, as a result of ...

Deborah Brautigam: No Evidence of Chinese Debt Traps in Africa

Johns Hopkins University professor and director of the China-Africa Research Initiative in Washington, D.C., Deborah Brautigam, joins Eric & Cobus this week to discuss accusations that China engages in so-called "debt trap diplomacy." The "debt trap" narrative, also commonly referred to as ...

Africa’s Role in the Ongoing Chinese Debt Crisis Debate

Amid the ongoing discussion over surging debt in Africa, some familiar narratives have emerged about the different actors: Africa is once again being victimized by foreign powers. The West is ...

A Chinese Perspective on the African “Debt Trap” Debate

Aside from the politicians who attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit in Beijing earlier this, seemingly few others were pleased to hear that China is providing Africa with another massive $60 billion package of loans and grants.

IMF Missteps Over Huge China Deal in the DR Congo Proves Costly

In 2007 when China's Exim Bank unveiled a massive $6 billion mining deal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it completely rocked the normally-staid world of international development finance. The agreement, known as "The China Deal" or Sicomines, was among the first of ...

The Danger of Too Much Chinese Debt in Africa

The financial implosion in Venezuela is prompting growing concern in Beijing that China may have been too ambitious in its drive to loan billions of dollars to high-risk countries throughout the global south. Persistently low oil ...

China in Africa: Who is Michael Sata?

https://soundcloud.com/chinatalkingpoints/china-in-africa-podcast-who-is-michael-sata Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata has emerged as a central character in the story of China’s engagement with Africa.  He has become a staple of the mainstream media’s coverage of ...
Page 29 of 2912829