The China in Africa Podcast

The China in Africa Podcast

Why Gambian migrants are giving up on their "China Dream"

They did not know very much about China but they had heard it was the world's second largest economy and Africa's...

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The honeymoon between China and Africa is over and that's a good thing

It wasn't that long ago when it was all smiles between the Chinese and Africans. Remember? The headlines were all...

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There are a lot more Chinese soldiers in Africa today... and likely more to come

Over the past five years the Chinese military presence in Africa has undergone a profound change. Until 2012, the...

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China's relationship status with South Africa: "it's complicated"

South Africa's relationship with China has undergone a profound transformation in a remarkably short period of time....

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China was once a hot destination for African migrants, not anymore

It was not that long ago that entire neighborhoods in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou were overflowing with...

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The danger of too much Chinese debt in Africa

The financial implosion in Venezuela is prompting growing concern in Beijing that China may have been too ambitious...

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Namibia's Chinese ivory smugglers

Namibia is the rare country in Africa that seems to be holding its own against ivory poachers. Whereas in most other...

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Why the stakes are so high for China in South Sudan

Nowhere else in Africa do China's financial, diplomatic and geopolitical interests confront as much risk as they do...

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China's ambitious new 'Silk Road' trade route takes shape in Africa

Four years and hundreds of billions of dollars later, China's ambitious global trading strategy known as the "New...

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Industrialization in Africa: Ethiopia wants to become the new 'Made in China'

There's a pretty good chance that some of the clothes you're wearing, the shoes on your feet and even the device...

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Outrage over the #RacistChineseAd: what did we learn?

The company behind the racist Chinese laundry detergent ad that sparked widespread online outrage around the world...

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Chinese in Africa... but were too afraid to ask

The Chinese presence in Africa has been so sudden and so all-encompassing that it's left a lot of people confused....

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Why Chinese agriculture engagement in Africa is not what it seems

The Western and African media have long fueled the myth that Chinese investors are buying up vast tracts of land...

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Why more Chinese companies in Africa are choosing to be good neighors

Chinese companies around the world, particularly in Africa, have a well-earned reputation for being bad corporate...

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Race, culture and the politics of being black in China

Being black in China is not easy, but it's not as bad as many would have you think, according to our two guests this...

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As China & other BRICS slow their investments in Africa, Turkey ramps up

Remember when the BRICS were going to power the global economy? Well, the past few years have not been kind to...

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The long arm of Chinese law reaches all the way to Kenya

The Kenyan government's consent to a Chinese request for the deportation of dozens of alleged cyber and telecom fraud...

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China's growing appetite for African real estate

Amid a prolonged economic downturn and a weakening yuan, Chinese investors have steadily turned their focus to buying...

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A Chinese journalist reflects on reporting the China-Africa story

How foreign journalists report on the China-Africa story is often determined by the national origin of their news...

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When China sneezes, does Africa catch a cold?

Chinese government officials have been on all-out PR offensive across Africa lately to reassure increasingly nervous...

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