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Museveni is Now China’s Most Forceful Advocate in Africa

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni this week strongly defended his government's decision to take large Chinese loans, pushing back against his critics by claiming that his government really doesn't have any other choice but to turn to China: "The Chinese...are the only ...

Zimbabwe Expected to Lean on Chinese Expertise and Technology to Enforce New Cyber Crime Law

The Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill of 2019 was passed by president Emerson Mnangagwa’s cabinet this week, an important step towards it becoming law. It still has to be debated and approved by parliament, where Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF party has a majority.

Is Africa’s Increasing Attractiveness a Signal of Guaranteed Success?

By Timothy Karikari in Beijing and Julie Frimpong-Ansah in Accra A month ago, more than twenty African leaders including the continent’s largest economies Nigeria and South Africa were guests of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the 7th Tokyo International Conference ...

The Year of the Mobile Phone is Transforming China-Africa Relations

In the history of China-Africa relations, 2019 may come to be known as the year of the mobile phone. It was a year when phones took on an outsized commercial and political importance. Selling its Tecno phones in Africa carried Transsion, a relatively ...