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China in Africa’s Peace and Security Landscape

China in Africa’s Peace and Security Landscape

A Chinese peacekeeping battalion is awarded the UN Medal for Service by Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Moustapha Soumaré, October 2, 2017. With growing Chinese security engagements in Africa, Sino-African relations are at a critical juncture....

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China steps in as Zambia runs out of loan options

China steps in as Zambia runs out of loan options

Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, was having a power cut, so the only light in the restaurant was from Fumba Chama’s mobile phone. The rapper, better known as PilAto, had just finished uploading a new track to Twitter. The bitter-sweet lyrics (in Bemba) of Yama Chinese...

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Beijing is Getting Some Important Things Right in Africa

Beijing is Getting Some Important Things Right in Africa

Xinhua Having just spent 4 months living and traveling in Africa, it has been difficult not to notice China’s growing influence and impact throughout the Continent. The Chinese government and Chinese companies have been aggressively investing in infrastructure,...

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China, Africa see robust growth in agricultural trade

SANYA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The trade volume of agricultural products between China and Africa increased about tenfold from 2000 to 2018, according to China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The trade volume increased from 650 million U.S. dollars in 2000 to...

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Is China exporting authoritarian politics via its technology?

Is China exporting authoritarian politics via its technology?

While the world debates 5G technologies, and the US takes aim at China’s telecoms giant Huawei, this remains a live topic across the continent, too. From internet blackouts in Ethiopia… to facial recognition software in South Africa… to the recent public embrace by...

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China’s ‘palate democracy’ may not be to Africa’s taste

China’s ‘palate democracy’ may not be to Africa’s taste

116k 12 Reactions China has lessons worth learning, but governance without elections and choice of ruling party isn’t one of them. China’s government likes to describe its economic system as “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. Which sounds a bit like a euphemism...

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