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China just quietly wrote off a chunk of Cameroon’s debt. Why the secrecy?

When top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi met Cameroon President Paul Biya in the capital Yaounde last month and wrote off a chunk of the African country's debt, the deal very nearly went unnoticed.

Fears grow in Africa that the flood of funds from China will start to...

Concerns over Chinese growth could spell problems for Africa and other parts of the developing world. Beijing funded an overseas investment boom in the past few decades as it strove to become the world’s second largest economic superpower

John Magufuli: Tanzania prefers ‘condition-free’ Chinese aid

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has said he prefers Chinese to Western aid as it comes with fewer conditions. Mr Maugufuli has been under intense pressure...

Chinese charged over Kenya ‘railway scam’

Three Chinese nationals have been charged with attempting to bribe investigators working on an alleged ticketing scam in a massive Kenyan railway project. Some $10,000...

What Will the US-China Trade War Mean for Africa?

The collateral damage and potential opportunities, as seen from Uganda, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. The arguments on all sides of the ongoing trade confrontation between the...

Mamamah airport: Sierra Leone cancels China-funded project

Sierra Leone has cancelled a $400m (£304m) Chinese-funded project to build a new airport outside the capital Freetown. Former President Ernest Bai Koroma signed the...

China dragon likely to clamp Kenya, Africa Read

Last week marked a major milestone, or millstone - depending on where one’s seat at the table is positioned - in the country’s relationship...

Chinese Aid and Investment Are Good for Africa

Increased interest in the continent’s real estate and resources will enhance the bargaining power of governments there—but they need to bargain for the right...

Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

Dawn was just beginning to break when Joseph Kamonjo Kariuki woke to find his donkeys missing. The villager searched the bush frantically for the...

How China is Transforming Africa Into ‘New Factory of the World’

China's decade-long assistance to Africa has borne tangible results with thousands of kilometers of new railroads and dozens of ports, airports and power stations...

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