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Many of Washington’s Top Africa Experts Participate in All-Day Hearing on the State of U.S.-China-Africa Relations

Nine of the top Africa experts in Washington testified in an all-day hearing on Friday organized by the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC).  The hearing, entitled "China’s Strategic Aims in Africa," coincided with this ...

China’s Subtly Revising the Narrative of the Origin of Its “Miscommunication” With Nigerians and Other Africans in Guangzhou

Confronted with overwhelming criticism in Africa following widespread reports of maltreatment of and discrimination against African residents in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou last month, the Chinese government has been trying (largely unsuccessfully) to reshape the narrative according to their interpretation of the events.

How the U.S. is Catching Up With China in the PR Battle Over COVID-19 Relief in Africa

Although U.S. stakeholders have given a lot more money to COVID-19 relief in Africa than those from China, the Chinese have done much better on the PR side.  But Judd Devermont, Director of the Africa Program at the ...

165 Kenyan Evacuees Return Home From China

165 Kenyans stranded in China arrived in the early hours Sunday morning at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenyan ambassador to China, Sarah Serem, helped to coordinate the charter flight from Guangzhou back to Nairobi and was at the airport in southern ...

China’s Ambassador to Nigeria Defends Treatment of Africans in Guangzhou

China's ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjiang, defended his government's treatment of Africans in Guangzhou in an interview published Wednesday with the Nigerian newspaper Punch. Ambassador Zhou stuck closely to the existing talking points on China's handling of the reported maltreatment of ...

CGTN Responds to Viral Video of African Woman Unable to Enter a Guangzhou Hospital With a Story on How Another African Woman Successfully Gave Birth in a GZ Hospital

CGTN Africa wants everyone to know that African women can deliver babies in Guangzhou. It's a rather odd story for an international news channel to run but this is clearly a piece of propaganda intended to offset a recent viral video that enraged huge numbers of people. ...

Chinese Companies Went on a Global Buying Spree in Q1 But Just Not in Africa

The London-based analytics firm GlobalData released a new report this week that highlights how Chinese companies are looking to buy distressed assets around the world as prices slump due to the deteriorating global economy. The Chinese appear eager to ...

Why so Many Chinese & Africans See What Happened in Guangzhou in Starkly Different Ways

Perceptions over what led to the crisis in Guangzhou back in early April remain starkly divided among Chinese and African stakeholders. Chinese officials vehemently deny that Africans were specifically targeted for additional health COVID-19 health screenings (“epidemic prevention” in the Chinese ...

Uganda President Museveni Subtly Blames “Asia” For COVID-19 and Now Wants All African Debt Cancelled in Return

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said in a speech this week that because the COVID-19 outbreak is not the fault of his or any African country that the continent's international creditors should in turn help by canceling all of its debts. “The ...

Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s Foundation Sought Out Jack Ma to Work Together on Projects in Africa

Oxford University Senior Research Associate, Folashadé Soulé, noted yesterday that although the U.S. and Chinese governments are currently at odds (that's putting it mildly), trilateral cooperation is nonetheless taking place in Africa between the foundations of two of these countries' most prominent figures. ...
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