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Blinken Arrives in Kenya, Kicks Off Week-Long Africa Tour

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday to begin a three-nation, five-day Africa tour that will also take him to Nigeria and Senegal. While the worsening security situation in Ethiopia will top the ...

This Year’s FOCAC Should Focus on Development Projects That Are Both Economically and Environmentally Sustainable

Every day leading up to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference on November 29th and 30th, CAP will feature perspectives from journalists, academics, activists, and business leaders about what they hope will emerge from the FOCAC event in Dakar. If you ...

FOCAC PERSPECTIVES: If China Wants to Improve Its Standing With African Publics, It Should Promote Transparency and Insist on the Publication of Loan Contracts

Every day leading up to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference on November 29th and 30th, CAP will feature perspectives from journalists, academics, activists, and business leaders about what they hope will emerge from the FOCAC event in Dakar.  If ...

Antony Blinken Heads to Africa For First Trip as Secretary of State

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will begin a week-long, three-nation tour of Africa on Monday, making up for a trip that was originally scheduled in August but canceled so the Secretary could focus on the troop withdrawal fiasco in Afghanistan. ...

FOCAC PERSPECTIVES: Hoping the Journalists Do a Better Job Covering FOCAC And Avoid All Those “Tired Tropes”

Every day leading up to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference on November 29th and 30th, CAP will feature perspectives from journalists, academics, activists, and business leaders about what they hope will emerge from the FOCAC event in Dakar.  If ...

FOCAC PERSPECTIVES: African Civil Society Stakeholders Hope FOCAC Will Lead to a More Inclusive Dialogue With China That Promotes Industrialization and Sustainable Development

Every day leading up to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference on November 29th and 30th, CAP will feature perspectives from journalists, academics, activists and business leaders about what they hope will emerge from the FOCAC event in Dakar. If you ...

Journalists, Scholars, and Analysts Share What They’d Like to See Emerge From the Upcoming FOCAC Conference

In the run-up to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Conference that will take place in Dakar, Senegal at the end of the month, CAP is soliciting a broad swathe of experts to share their views on what outcomes they would like to see from the event, and ...

Q&A: What Role Did Domestic Politics Play in the Development of the Chinese-Built SGR in Kenya?

Beginning next May, Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway will be "fully owned and run by Kenyans" declared Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani at a graduation ceremony last week for 2,057 students from the country's Railway Training Institute. Until now, much ...

Chinese Embassy in Nairobi Dismisses “Fact-Neglecting” U.S. Allegation The PLA Considered Kenya to Set Up a New Base

The United States Defense Department renewed a longstanding allegation, that as of today remains unsubstantiated, that China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) "likely considered a number of countries" to set up new military bases including Kenya, Seychelles, Angola, and Tajikstan among other states around ...

Letter From Nairobi: Chinese Contractors Have Turned the Kenyan Capital Into a Giant Construction Site

Large swathes of the Kenyan capital Nairobi currently feel like one big construction site on account of the ongoing construction of the 27 kilometer Nairobi Expressway that's being built by two of China's largest state-owned construction giants, China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) and Sinohydro. 
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