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China's new diplomatic strategy in Africa: humility

Just a few weeks after visiting Chinese premier Li Keqiang admitted that China was going through "growing pains" in...

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The Chinese "invasion" of Africa's informal economy

Tens of thousands of independent, small-scale Chinese merchants are "invading" Africa's informal economy, posing a...

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US & China in Africa: Competition or Cooperation?

The United States and China are competing for markets and influence in a number of theaters around the world, none...

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China's PM aims to reset relations with Africa

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has embarked on his first official visit to Africa since becoming premier and he...

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China & Africa: For Better or Worse

Itle Nganta Dogmo is a Cameroonian-born university student in the United States who is now raising money to produce a...

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Ethiopia's Chinese-powered telecom crackdown

The Ethiopian government is expanding its suppression of civil and political dissent with the upgrade of its...

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China's infrastructure spending spree in Africa

New data reveals the massive amounts of money that China is spending on infrastructure development in Africa. In...

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China & CSR in Africa: Oxymoron?

Chinese companies, both public and private, have a well-deserved reputation around the world for not always being,...

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An African perspective on China-Africa relations

Sino-African relations is too often viewed in the context of how the relationship benefits China. This week, Dr....

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Slowing Chinese economy? No problem for Africa

While China's economy shows more evidence that it is slowing down, there hasn't been any noticeable impact on trade...

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The US & China are NOT competitors in Africa

The Western media often portrays US & China as zero-sum game competitors in Africa, where if one wins the other...

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Survey: Chinese businesses have a bad reputation in Africa

A February 2014 survey by the Ethics Institute of South Africa reveals deeply held negative views of Chinese business...

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Ambassadors speak up on China-Africa ties

China-Africa public diplomacy is largely dominated by the presence of heads of state however over the past month...

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China wavering in Africa? The view from Beijing

Beijing-based attorney Kai Xue joins us to share his perspective on the suggestion China may be having second...

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Chinese weapons sales in Africa

Three Chinese weapons sales and military communiques recently made news in Africa. In Algeria and Nigeria, the...

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Is China wavering in Africa?

A recent article by journalist Jacob Kushner published in Think Africa Press suggests China may be tiring of some of...

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Zambia "pushes back" against Chinese investors

When environmental and labor laws are enforced in the industrial world, it's, well, just normal. When Zambia does it,...

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China & South Africa: It's complicated

The past few months highlight the complexities of Sino-South African relations. An attack by armed assailants on a...

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China's role in post-conflict mediation

Chinese troops are now wearing blue helmets as part of a UN peacekeeping operation in Mali, Chinese police are...

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Even China may have had enough in S. Sudan

China is well-known for its ability to endure volatile, high-risk environments in Africa but with the resumption of...

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