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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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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