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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 is something to fear,

‘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...

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...

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...

Chinese Merchants Thrive in Senegal, Where People ‘Needed Stuff’

DAKAR, Senegal — Fresh out of college and frustrated by the paucity of job prospects at home, Cao Qihan, 23, did what generations of...

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

Amid much fanfare, the Nairobi-Mombasa railway line opened in Kenya on May 31, 18 months ahead of the schedule.

China Plan Raises Hope for East African SGR Project

China has said it is ready to finance the construction of the standard gauge railway from Kisumu in Kenya to Uganda and Rwanda as...

China-Africa Arbitration bodies sidestep international courts

In 2013, after the Gabonese government took back an oilfield it had licensed to Addax, alleging breach of contract, the Chinese company went to...

Kenya inaugurates Chinese-built railway

Kenya has inaugurated a $US3.2 billion ($A4.3 billion) railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa the country's biggest...

What a borderless Africa could mean for China

The current efforts by the African Union (AU) to establish a borderless Africa for Africans and the launching of an AU e-passport to allow Africans to visit African countries visa-free are important milestones.

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