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“It started as hype”: Chinese spreads fast in Africa as language of success

Soon after being named Entrepreneur of the Year in Zimbabwe’s equivalent of “Dragon’s Den”, Daniel Mugandiri was faced with the challenge of turning his business idea...

How Mandarin is conquering Africa via Confucius Institutes and giving China a soft-power advantage

Already Africa’s most important economic partner, China is also leaving a cultural footprint across the continent with more than 50 Confucius Institutes teaching Mandarin...

China’s Nigerian Misadventures

Just when the world thought China was retreating -- pushing acquisitive private companies to relinquish their global shopping sprees -- it looks like Beijing...

China’s Wolf Warriors 2 in ‘war-ravaged Africa’ gives the White Savior complex a whole...

In the film Wolf Warriors 2, Leng Feng, a former special forces operative, is on a one-man mission to save Chinese nationals and innocent locals...

The new wave of Chinese nationalism

Outside IMAX theatres, mostly inside trendy shopping malls in Beijing and elsewhere, China’s millennial generation is out in strength. Typically born between the early...

Chinese web merchants are using African children to advertise search engines and camgirls

‘I don’t know how much money is given to the children. Sorry’ Chinese vendors are facing backlash for selling customized photos and videos featuring African...

What Makes China’s Economic Achievements Suited for Africa

As the world socio-economic scenario has been changed, exceeding the West , China has stood out to be a potential growth pole for developing...

China Announces 30,000 New Scholarships For African Students

The Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges of China’s Ministry of Education has disclosed that 30,000 new scholarships will be granted to African students...

China is trying to counter the West’s influence in Africa by exporting its literature...

Sino-African relations have garnered a great deal of public interest in recent decades. Commentary tends to focus on trade, economic investment, and aid, and...

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...

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