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How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think

By  Folashade Soule, University of Oxford, and Edem E. Selormey, Centre for Democratic Development Ghana It’s been 20 years since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was first held. Another summit is planned for September 2021 in Dakar, Senegal. Meanwhile, Chinese and African officials are reviewing and reflecting on their two-decade relationship. China’s growing engagement with Africa has

Like in Africa, Chinese Are Buying Up America

Editors Note: There is growing concern in Africa of gradual but sustained encroachment of China into the socio-political and economic structures of the continent. In Nigeria, there was also apprehension over the controversial clause inserted into the Chinese loan that allegedly threatens the soeveringty of the country. It however, seems

China’s Multifaceted COVID-19 Diplomacy Across Africa

*China’s COVID-19 aid to African states comes from a diverse array of actors, with equally diverse motives. By R. Maxwell Bone & Ferdinando Cinotto In the first several months after the first case of the new coronavirus was confirmed in the city of Wuhan, some speculated that relations between China and Africa would

West African Oil Fortunes Diverge Along With Europe and China

By Bill Lehane  For a glimpse of the growing disparity in the oil market’s recovery, look at crude sales from West Africa. Nigeria, the region’s biggest producer, has slashed prices while struggling to attract buyers in Europe, its main export market where demand is faltering. Meanwhile, Angola -- closely linked to China

Transforming How We Move: Huawei’s Urban Rail Cloud Solution

Huawei’s Smart Urban Rail Solution streamlines the production, management and service subsystems of urban rails and fully integrates service data By Huawei On 18 August 2020, Shenzhen Metro Lines 6 and 10 were officially opened. They are the first to comprehensively apply Huawei’s ( Urban Rail Cloud Solution in China, as well

Mali Gives China a Reality Check

Instability in Mali shows that development, security and government need to work together for peace to occur. By Peter Fabricius China’s role in Africa’s security has been evolving, from its tentative first steps in non-combatant peace operations in 1998 to combat-ready peacekeepers in 2012 and the formalisation of defence cooperation through the

China-Africa Co-operation Continues to Flourish as FOCAC Marks 20th Anniversary

By Xinhua As the forum marks its 20th anniversary, its results have been seen across Africa. The year 2020 has been quite unusual for Hussein Mohammed, a young Ethiopian man, who experienced the COVID-19 pandemic both in China's Wuhan, and in Addis Ababa, capital of the most populous East African nation,

Nigeria to Get More Armed UAVs from China

By Jeremy Binnie The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will soon receive eight armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), according to its commander, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will soon receive eight armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to its commander, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. The quality of Nigeria’s CH-3 UAVs

China’s success in combating poverty offers Hope to Africa

By Xinhua African leaders, policymakers and scholars said the continent is leveraging on robust cooperation with China to acquire capital, skills and technology. The 50-year-old mother of six found her bearing in August when the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) gave her a cash donation of 4,720 Ethiopian Birr (about 131