Follow CAP on Social Media

Listen to the CAP Podcast

Tweet of the Day: African Twitter in Awe Over China’s Ability to Build Hospitals in Just a Few Days and Blasts Own Governments for Failing to Do the Same

News that China will need just days to build new hospitals in Wuhan to accommodate thousands of new patients infected with the coronavirus sparked both admiration about the seemingly unique Chinese ability to mobilize massive resources to get things done quickly and, at the same time, bitter ...

Conservation Groups Welcome China’s Decision to Ban on Wildlife Markets

Conservationists are hoping that China's decision this week to temporarily ban the sale of wildlife in open markets will eventually become permanent. The Chinese government announced the move on Sunday as part of a broad effort to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. ...

Hundreds of Africans Feel Trapped and Abandonned Quarantined in Wuhan

While thousands of expatriates from wealthy countries will be airlifted out of Wuhan, the epicenter of the burgeoning coronavirus outbreak, African expats meantime confront a very different reality. In addition to the 4,600 African students currently in Wuhan, according to Quartz, there are hundreds ...

Kenyan Trader Walter Ruigu Seemingly Has Beijing All to Himself

Beijing is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas but yesterday it seemed that Kenyan-born trader Walter Ruigu had the entire city all to himself. "There is an eerie feeling over Beijing," wrote Walter in a LinkedIn post where he reflected on the impact that the coronavirus ...

Africa’s Main Gateway to China Ramps Up Coronavirus Checks

With multiple daily flights between China and Africa, Bole International airport in Addis Ababa is a key frontline outpost in the effort to help stop a full-blown outbreak in Ethiopia and Africa at large. Health officials at the airport were a bit slower than others to implement ...

The Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus Are Likely Going to Hit Africa Very Hard

The broad sell-off that rattled global stock markets on Monday due to growing investor anxiety over the fallout from the rapidly escalating coronavirus crisis in China highlights Africa's economic vulnerability in this rapidly escalating crisis, particularly in those countries where China is the largest trading partner.

Early Warning Signs Indicate Coronavirus Crisis Could Provoke Anti-China Backlash Among Some Policymakers in Africa

Chinese officials would be well-advised to pay close attention to the Twitter account of Kenyan Senator Ledama Olekina who last week Tweeted to his 73,000+ followers an angry conflation of the debt and coronavirus issues. If the virus makes ...

BBC Interviews African Students Trapped in the Wuhan Quarantine

There's been surprisingly little social media content published by the hundreds, likely thousands of African students who are trapped in the massive quarantine zone in and around Wuhan in China's Hebei province. BBC Africa managed to make contact with an African ...

Pangolins and Other African Wildlife Could be Among the Only Beneficiaries of This Crisis

The outbreak of coronavirus is being traced back to one of Wuhan's many live animal markets that sell a variety of wildlife including snakes, turtles, and cicadas, guinea pigs, bamboo rats, badgers, hedgehogs, otters, palm civets, even wolf cubs. Now that this ...

Africa’s Oil and Tourism Sectors to be Impacted First by Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Although most of the attention in Africa about the coronavirus is appropriately focused on what can be done to prevent the virus from spreading, there are growing concerns over the potential economic impact across the continent -- particularly since China is the largest trading partner for the ...
Page 63 of 641626364