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China's model of economic development is becoming more popular in Africa than America's

More African countries are looking East for inspiration on how to grow and manage their economies. According to a survey by Afrobarometer, China is the second-most popular international presence on the continent, only slightly behind the United States.  390 more words

The Iron Road: How China is creating new opportunities through its overseas infrastructure projects

One of the reasons Chinese investments in Africa and Latin America have been so widely welcomed and celebrated is their focus on building rail, road and bridges. 1,025 more words

China Goes Global

The new Ethiopia - Djibouti rail link

China Railway Engineering Corporation have just completed a USD 3.4 billion rail project which links Addis Ababa to the strategically located East African port of Djibouti. 286 more words

China Goes Global

Niger is the latest African country to ban donkey exports to China

African countries are beginning to worry about their donkeys. Niger announced this week that it was banning the export of the animal because demand, mainly from Asia, had reached worrying levels. 226 more words

[Article] Of washing powder, Afrophobia and racism in China

To further complicate my previous blog about my personal experience with Guangzhou being an international city that hasn’t adequately coped with its identity yet, I want to share the following story: 1,107 more words


Portrait: Wang Hui Li

Wang Hui Li came to work at Harare’s China Garden restaurant five years ago because a relative needed an extra pair of hands. “My mother’s mother is the boss’s sister,” she told me, sounding a little uncertain. 199 more words


Back to Zimbabwe 3 years later

It seems like ages have passed since we went to Zimbabwe in January this year. Life happened in the meantime, mostly in the form of writing my MA thesis, which gave me little chance to write anything other than just that. 1,609 more words