London-based independent journalist Ismail Einashe joins Eric & Cobus to talk about his latest reporting trip to Africa where he wrote about China’s deteriorating standing in several African countries, most notably Kenya and Zambia.
Ismail has covered the China-Africa relationship for a number of years, reporting for news organizations in the U.S., the Middle East, and Europe, and has noticed that in recent months there’s been a discernible shift in how many African stakeholders view ties with China.
- South China Morning Post: How Mandarin is conquering Africa via Confucius Institutes and giving China a soft-power advantage by Ismail Einashe
- NPR: Trump’s Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China by Ismail Einashe
Ismail Einashe is a freelance journalist based in London. He has written about the Sicilian mafia, the plight of migrants in Italy, radicalisation in Europe and human rights and conflict in Africa for publications including Prospect Magazine, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, Haaretz, The Nation, Mail & Guardian, Index on Censorship, The International Business Times and The White Review. He’s also worked for BBC Radio Current Affairs and presented on BBC Radio. Ismail is also a 2017 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University Journalism School and an associate at the Cambridge University Migration Research Network
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