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China's controversial hair exports to Africa

Thousands, maybe even millions of African women, are wearing hair extensions made in China. What they probably don't...

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Dalai Lama forces China to overplay its hand in South Africa

Pretoria's apparent refusal to grant Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama a visa to attend a summit of Nobel peace...

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China halts arms sales to S. Sudan (wait, what?)

In June, China's ambassador to Juba publicly declared that Beijing would not sell weapons to any side of the ongoing...

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China & The Battle for Africa

Al Jazeera stands alone among the major international news channels in its regular coverage of the Chinese in Africa....

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Dambisa Moyo isn't so keen on the Chinese model for Africa

"For poor countries, China is no model" declares Zambian economist and author Dambisa Moyo in a September Wall Street...

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Mugabe critic: Zimbabwe's 'old friend' China is bleeding it dry

Harare-based economist and columnist Vince Musewe doesn't mince words in his criticism of Zimbabwe's growing...

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South Africa to Dalai Lama: 'you're not welcome' (really)

For a third consecutive time, South Africa has made it clear to the Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama that he...

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China-Africa trade may be booming, but big problems loom

Trade between China and Africa will break another new record this year as it's expected to top $200 billion. As trade...

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China's massive mining deal in DRC is back on track

The controversial Sino-Congolese mining deal Sicomines has been revived thanks to new financing from China's Exim...

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How China & US are "complementary rivals" in Africa

There is a persistent meme within the international media that China's rise in Africa represents a "new scramble" for...

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Reporter's Notebook: CCTV Africa's special reports from the DRC

China Central TV multimedia journalist Clementine Logan recently completed a series of special reports from the...

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US puts on good show, but still can't catch up with China in Africa

The United States Africa Leaders Summit was an effort to focus Americans' attention on the opportunities in Africa,...

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China looms over the US-Africa Leaders Summit

For the first time for an American president, Barack Obama is convening in Washington a summit of almost every...

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Understanding Chinese foreign aid to Africa

China's recent publication of its white paper on international aid reaffirmed the important role that Africa plays in...

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A new era of Chinese manufacturing in South Africa begins

South African president Jacob Zuma personally oversaw the opening of the First Automative Works (FAW) factory in Port...

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China fast becoming South Africa's new best friend

No where in Africa is China's engagement more comprehensive than it is in South Africa. China Inc. has set up shop...

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China's trade unions think they can help Africa

It's a bit counterintuitive to think that a country supposedly run by a communist workers party would be so hostile...

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China's most famous economist has a few suggestions for Africa

In the staid world of economics, Justin Yifu Lin is the closest one comes to being a bonafide celebrity. Lin is the...

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Sino-Africa marriages in China: 'till death do us part?'

A marriage boom of sorts is underway in China where a growing number of African men are tying the knot with Chinese...

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CCTV Africa: frontline of China's soft-power diplomacy

Since its launch in 2012, CCTV Africa has grown considerably in its distribution and programming. However, the...

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