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They Were Angry When It Happened in China, Then the U.S. and Now Japan. African Social Media Users Fume Over Their Diplomats’ Refusal to Bring Pen and Paper to Meetings

@AriyoAristotle's apparent frustration over the image of Nigerian diplomats attending a meeting with their Japanese counterparts in Tokyo and not bringing along any kind of notetaking materials is nothing new. ...

Video Worth Watching: Meet 26-Year Old Tecno Manager Chen Kai

Chinese propaganda videos produced by CGTN or its parent network CCTV are usually not very noteworthy, but from time to time they do produce something that is absolutely fascinating and definitely worth watching. Because they're CCTV they get access to the Chinese community in Africa that no ...

Tweet of the Day: The Chinese in Africa Prove the Old Saying That “90% of Success is Just Showing Up”

Nigeria-based Onye Nkuzi is a popular commentator on Twitter where he has more than 115,000 followers. He regularly shares his insights on African political issues and China-Africa relations. You can follow Onye ...

It’s Starting to Settle-In That Russia’s Coming Back to Africa. So What Does That Mean for Africa and Everyone Else?

With their leaders back from Russia, several of Africa's major newspapers devoted considerable space this weekend to digest the Russia-Africa summit and how does Moscow's resurgence on the continent complicate ties with other major powers, namely China and the U.S. ...

Investing in African Students is China’s Longterm Soft Power Play

Nigerian Dickson Agbaji is not famous. He's not a singer, a movie star or a popular online celebrity. So, according to the conventional definition of soft power, a guy like Dickson would not be considered very important. ...

World Bank: China Sinks Further Into Debt While Investors Seem to Love Buying African Sovereign Bonds

On average, the external debt burden of low and middle-income countries remains moderate. The ratio of external debt to GNI averaged 26 percent at the end of 2018, unchanged from the prior year average, and the ratio of external debt-to-export earnings improved slightly. 

Survey: Favorable Views of China Fall in U.S., Europe and Canada but Rises in Africa & Middle East

It's probably not a surprise to most that public opinion of China fell sharply in North America and Western Europe due largely to trade disputes and the ongoing saga over the legal fate of Huawei CFO Meng Wenzhou who remains under house arrest in Vancouver while two ...

China’s Ambassador to South Africa Hits Back Against US, EU Attacks

China's outspoken ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, pushed back against U.S. and European critics on the opening day of the Africa/China Industrial and Infrastructural Cooperation Conference at the University of Johannesburg earlier this week. Ambassador Lin is different than most ...

Kilimall: The African Start-Up with Chinese Characteristics

Named after Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, Kilimall was the first Chinese e-commerce company to enter Africa, selling products that span various categories including electronics, clothing, home appliances, fashion bags, make-up, and more. Since its founding in 2014, it has grown ...

Mobbed at Tiananmen Square, Stunned in China’s Harbin

“We must have made a grave mistake by even taking the decision to enter square as people of color. Blacks are a rare sight in China and Chinese love seeing blacks and Africans in particular, in their midst.” Nigerian journalist Soni Daniel commenting a ...
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