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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

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

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’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan

In less than one week, Chinese president Xi Jinping will convene a summit of roughly 30 global leaders to discuss what is arguably China’s...

Folks Concerned After China Opens 13th Police Station in South Africa

The opening of the 13th Chinese Community and Police Co-Operation Center in South Africa last week has sparked concerns about China’s growing influence in...

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...

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...

In the last few years of US president Obama’s administration, there were increasingly loud calls for the government to get rid of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

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