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What Africans think about China’s influence in their countries

Scholars and analysts debate about China’s growing influence in Africa. Just in The Monkey Cage, we’ve featured posts asking whether China’s influence in Africa...

Alibaba’s Alipay Expands Into South Africa

Alibaba Group’s digital payment arm Alipay is launching in South Africa as it moves to expand the service around the globe. Alipay is working with...

Demand for donkey skin sets prices soaring in China

Everyday Claire Hu drinks a herbal broth with one unusual ingredient: donkey skin. It's prescribed by a traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM, doctor to...

Is China the world’s new colonial power?

Every weekday before dawn, a migration takes place near the desert on Africa’s south-western coast. At 5.30am in the Namibian enclave of Swakopmund, whose century-old...

Is Chinese Invasion Good or Bad for Africa?

For many years, the majority of African governments have blamed their economic woes on the Western world, with which they have been doing business...

The new scramble for Africa: how China became the partner of choice

Addis Ababa has a surprise in store for those who haven’t visited in two years. Cutting through the heart of this booming city, where...

What a borderless Africa could mean for China

With the rise of nativistic sentiments in the west and rising resistance to globalisation, African states – on the other hand – are embracing what...

Here’s Why China Is Betting on Africa

Africa is a continent that has suffered from monolithic, often negative conceptions, with some even thinking of it as a ‘country’. Separating the fact from...

‘China is everywhere’ in Africa’s rising technology industry

It's a match made in business heaven: Chinese technology companies hungry for expansion are diving into the less-developed African continent, where several countries are...

Kenyans Fear Chinese-Backed Railway Is Another ‘Lunatic Express’

NAIROBI, Kenya — With sloping, charcoal-gray walls that resemble the elegant curves of a luxury car, Nairobi’s sleek new railway station, built by China,...

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