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South Africa’s Chinese Migrant Community Braces For Hostility and Racism in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus outbreak in China has sparked a wave of anti-Chinese racism in many countries around the world, prompting immigrant communities in places like Johannesburg to become increasingly concerned that old hostilities will resurface. South Africa's Eyewitness ...

Increasingly Desperate Cries for Help From Africans Left Behind in China

Kenya joins Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco in evacuating its citizens from the epicenter of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, but hundreds of other Africans, mostly students, are still there amid deteriorating conditions. Forced to remain inside their apartments, the ...

Even Before Coronavirus Makes it to Africa, The Economic Impact is Already Being Felt

The Novel Coronavirus has yet to make landfall in Africa, but it's already starting to cause real economic damage to a number of economies across the continent. Africa's commodity-exporting countries have become increasingly dependent on robust Chinese demand over the past 10-15 years and now that economic ...

Likelihood of a Coronavirus Outbreak in Africa is “Very Very High” Says WHO Official

Although there are still no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus in Africa, World Health Organization officials believe that it is increasingly likely the deadly virus will make its way to the continent. WHO program manager for emergency operations in Africa Michel Yao said the chances are "very very ...

Kenyatta Addresses Coronavirus Crisis But Avoids Any Direct Criticism of Ethiopian Airlines’ Decision to Continue Direct Flights to China

The visiting Kenyan president acknowledged that Kenya lacks the resources that China has to battle the worsening Novel Coronavirus outbreak but he added that his government is doing everything possible to ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Q&A: Africa’s Role in China’s Global Military Expansion: Defense Expert Unpacks a Thorny Issue

The head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino, on Tuesday added to the growing alarm in Washington DC defense circles about the global reach of China’s military. 

Speaking in front of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, Aquilino said China is building capacity to seize Taiwan, and: “The PRC also seeks to establish a network of overseas military installations that would extend its reach, allowing support for an increasingly global People’s Liberation ...

Kenyatta Comes to Washington With a Simple, Blunt Message: Africa is Not Up for Grabs

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta began his visit to the United States on Wednesday with an urgent call to international leaders to stop thinking of Africa as a prize to be won. "Western countries, and their counterparts in Asia and the Middle East, are returned to competition over ...

Could the Coronavirus Lead to a Change of Africa-China Trade Patterns?

With the recent Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV outbreak thrusting China into the limelight, the world is gripped by health concerns. However, the impact of the virus on trade, including with African countries, could also have long-term implications, for better or worse. ...