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Tweet of the Day: China’s Confucius Institutes in Africa Expand Beyond Cultural Education 

Folashadé Soulé is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford and a leading scholar in China-Africa negotiations with a particular emphasis on Chinese engagement in ...

Six African Leaders Confront IMF Director, Insist that Bretton Woods Institutions Have to Change

Dr. Kaberuka's comments on Sunday in Kigali were similar to sentiments expressed in a somewhat confrontational forum that took a few days earlier in Dakar. At a conference on debt sustainability organized by the International Monetary Fund, six African leaders led by Senegalese ...

African Leaders Push Back on Western-led Debt Narrative, U.S., European Officials Should Take Note.

For years U.S. and European leaders have been warning their African counterparts about the dangers of taking on too much debt, particularly from China. Now, it appears that some African leaders have had enough of these lectures and they're starting to push back. They're saying that even ...

France Used to Be the Big Player in Senegal. No More. It’s the Chinese.

It wasn't that long ago when France was by far the dominant foreign actor in West Africa. "Francafrique's" once ubiquitous power allowed it to dominate virtually all aspects of political and economic life in its former colonies.

Chinese Vlogger Zhao Huiling Showcases How African Fashion Brands Can Compete Internationally

Chinese social media video blogger, or "vlogger," Zhao Huiling, takes her viewers to the Designing Africa Collective (DAC) in Nairobi that showcases some of the latest styles by talented designers from across the continent. Huiling speaks with DAC founder Diana Opoti about how African fashion brands can prepare themselves ...

China-Africa 101: China’s Role in Africa’s Debt

One of the most talked-about issues in Africa-China relations today is debt. Africa is borrowing heavily from China and many observers worry that African governments do not have the capability to pay it back. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s trillion-dollar effort to connect Asia, Europe, ...

African College Students are Packing Classrooms to Learn Mandarin Chinese

China’s cultural footprint in Africa has lagged far behind its surging economic engagement across the continent. Now, there are indications that may be beginning to change.Chinese movies and TV shows are now easily accessible in dozens of countries thanks ...

Africa’s Expensive, High Stakes Gamble to Lure Chinese Manufacturers

Newly-built industrial parks are popping up across Africa as part of a new effort to pick up some of the estimated 85 million jobs that China is expected to shed as it offshores more ...

Greenpeace: China Illegally Fishing in West Africa

A new report by the environmental activist group Greenpeace alleges that hundreds of Chinese vessels are illegally fishing off the coast of West Africa. Greenpeace claims an estimated one-fifth of China's entire distant ...
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