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China & India in Africa

While the size and breadth of India's investment in Africa are no match for China's, the Indians are making inroads...

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The origins of China's Africa policy

The first signs of an embryonic Chinese policy for Africa date back to 1955 t the Bandung Conference in Indonesia...

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China-Africa immigration: it goes both ways

The Chinese government recently announced a new initiative to afford all senior Nigerian officials with visa-free...

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China & Japan compete for influence in Africa

Japan and China's increasingly toxic relations in Asia are now spilling over to Africa where leaders from the rival...

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South Sudan: Chinese diplomacy 2.0

The Chinese government is receiving praise for the role it played in bringing Sudan's rival factions together to...

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The hope of hype of the BRICS in Africa

There was a lot of excitement following last year's BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa yet little from the commWhat...

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It ain't easy being a Chinese telco in Ethiopia

Two of China's leading telecom giants have enjoyed tremendous success throughout Africa but not in Ethiopia. Huawei...

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Ivory crush sparks huge PR win for China

For the first time in, well, ever, the world's media, the Twitterverse and blogospheres were euphoric about a Chinese...

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China-Japan compete for influence in Africa

China and Japan's long simmering tensions in Asia have now found their way to Africa as top officials from both...

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China-Africa 2013/2014: Year in Review and Preview

An in depth discussion this week on the top stories in Chinese-African relations from 2013 and a look at the key...

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China-Africa engagement: has it peaked?

The cost and difficulty of doing business in Africa is going up for the Chinese, prompting new concerns that the era...

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Chinese foreign policy in Africa: who's in charge?

An important political struggle is underway in Beijing where competing ministries are wrestling for control of the...

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China: Africa's friend or foe?

Yaounde-based economist Simplice Asongu challenged the prevailing stereotypes about the Chinese in Africa in a recent...

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Instability in Libya? "No problem" says China

China doesn't seem phased in the least over the growing political instability in Libya in the wake of the 2011...

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The "Chinese Dream"

China's ambassador to South Africa recently published an essay in a couple of leading magazine & newspapers...

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The China-Africa 'narrative'

Is China good or bad for Africa? Is it benevolent or neo-imperial? Well, it all depends on who you ask and what...

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China stands up for Kenya against the ICC

In a rare and unexpected move, China urged the International Criminal Court to heed Kenya's calls to reconsider the...

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Once China's loudest critic in Africa, now reads from new script

For years, the once Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata was Africa's most prolific China critic. Now that he is...

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New white paper outlines China's Africa policy

China's powerful State Council recently published its latest white paper on Africa that details Beijing's policy...

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Can the US & China work together in Africa?

A 2013 Brookings Institute report lays out a number of different options for how the US & China can work together...

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