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China has lifted a 25-year ban on using rhino horns and tiger bones for...

Conservation efforts to protect Africa’s diminishing rhino population is taking a hit. China’s state council has unexpectedly reversed a 25-year ban on using tiger bones and...

A new $60 billion agency is the clearest sign the US is worried about...

OPIC is dead. Long live OPIC. In the last few years of US president Obama’s administration, there were increasingly loud calls for the government to...

China’s salami slicing takes root in Africa

With the consent of African governments, China’s subtle but deliberate strategy is paying off. By Ronak Gopaldas for ISS TODAY.  Mass indignation greeted the revelation...

‘Say no to China’: Anger mounts in Zambia over Beijing’s presence

"China equals Hitler" said the sign held up in the Zambian capital Lusaka by a protester opposed to Beijing's tightening grip on the economy...

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...

Here’s How China Is Changing Africa’s Future

The contrast couldn’t be starker. As U.S. President Donald Trump’s government continues to champion isolationism and undermine decades-old international relationships, China is rolling out its Belt and Road...

As other African countries ban donkey slaughter, Kenya doubles down to meet Chinese demand

Twice a month, Julius Yebei, 45, embarks on a three-day journey by foot with a herd of donkeys from a livestock market in Bomet...

‘China has conquered Kenya’: Inside Beijing’s new strategy to win African hearts and minds

It took the StarTimes satellite TV salesman about 30 minutes to install a pipeline for Chinese propaganda into Francis Gitonga’s squat, cinder-block home here...

Here’s What You Should Know About China’s New African Base

t’s a truism that if a country’s military, no matter how big, cannot operate for a protracted period beyond its own boundaries, then it...

Why Chinese Infrastructure Loans in Africa Represent a Brand-New Type of Neocolonialism

How will African countries repay massive debts to China? Amid much fanfare, the Nairobi-Mombasa railway line opened in Kenya on May 31, 18 months ahead...

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