China’s New Priorities in Africa

While Africa’s value to the outside world has historically been framed largely in economic terms — as a place to extract resources and as a market to sell goods — China is changing that equation. The fact is, Africa just isn’t that important to China economically. All 54 African countries combined account for less than 4% of China’s 4+ trillion global trade balance while Beijing … Continue reading China’s New Priorities in Africa

Africans in China During COVID-19 and the Future of China-Africa Relation

From an article by Brookings, China and Africa’s relationship developed unexpectedly during the COVID-19 pandemic. There was an unexpected break in the relationship. Since April, there were tons of reports and social media discussions about the eviction and maltreatment of Africans in Guangzhou. This even caused official diplomatic protests from African countries and African Union. This was an unprecedented problem that never happened before. This … Continue reading Africans in China During COVID-19 and the Future of China-Africa Relation

Three Important Trends to Notice About China-Africa Relationship in 2020

From a report by the Africa Report, “twitter diplomacy”, debt and sustainable energy will shape China-Africa relationship in the year ahead. This article was written prior to the COVID-19 became a global pandemic. “Twitplomacy” Beijing had started an experiment on public diplomacy last year. Previously, public diplomacy was about a staid interview on CCTV. But now, Chinese diplomats in Africa started to have their own … Continue reading Three Important Trends to Notice About China-Africa Relationship in 2020

Across Africa and Black Diaspora Rage Steadily Increases Over Reports of Discrimination and Maltreatment in Guangzhou

By Eric Olander It’s been several weeks since the first reports of widespread mistreatment of and discrimination against African residents in Guangzhou first emerged, and since then anger and frustration among broad swathes of African civil society and the larger global black diaspora has only intensified. One of Nigeria’s largest newspapers, The Guardian, has become the latest mainstream media outlet on the continent to issue a … Continue reading Across Africa and Black Diaspora Rage Steadily Increases Over Reports of Discrimination and Maltreatment in Guangzhou

China evacuation could cost N$50m… lack of funds hamper repatriation of trapped Namibians

Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the lack of funds and isolation facilities as well as possible importation of coronavirus into the country are among the many reasons currently hampering the repatriation of over 500 Namibians trapped in coronavirus-hit China. Read more about this… Continue reading China evacuation could cost N$50m… lack of funds hamper repatriation of trapped Namibians