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China's 'Post-Factual Rice' Problem in Africa

About a month ago, a news story originating from Nigeria got picked up by international media outlets. It was the kind of story which editors tend to love, having ‘clickbait’ written all over it. 1,341 more words


The problem with Zimbabwe's plan to pay off its decades old debt to China with elephants

A bizarre story has recently come out of Zimbabwe. Grace Mugabe, the politically powerful wife of the aging president Robert Mugabe, has come up with a plan to settle… 1,050 more words

‘All-Weather Friendship’: COP22 and Its Effect on Sino-African Relations

Written by Niall Duggan and Obert Hodzi.

Statements made by leaders of China and the United States between 2014 and 2016 outlined the two countries’ joint actions and leadership to deal with the challenges of climate change. 1,041 more words


Donald Trump may push African countries away from America and closer to China

A Donald Trump presidency might push Africa in the direction of China.

While China is a newer partner to Africa than the United States, it plays a powerful role as a counterexample. 839 more words

The story of how China's oil and gas companies became global players

Chinese energy companies are the arrivistes of this huge global industry, wealthy, ambitious, but lacking the high tech drilling technology and years of experience that the western majors have. 1,148 more words

China Goes Global

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