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Uganda President Museveni Subtly Blames “Asia” For COVID-19 and Now Wants All African Debt Cancelled in Return

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said in a speech this week that because the COVID-19 outbreak is not the fault of his or any African country that the continent's international creditors should in turn help by canceling all of its debts. “The ...

Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s Foundation Sought Out Jack Ma to Work Together on Projects in Africa

Oxford University Senior Research Associate, Folashadé Soulé, noted yesterday that although the U.S. and Chinese governments are currently at odds (that's putting it mildly), trilateral cooperation is nonetheless taking place in Africa between the foundations of two of these countries' most prominent figures. ...

The Plight of Africans in Guangzhou is Now a Topic on Breakfast Radio in Cape Town

To get a sense of just how widespread the discussion of the alleged discrimination against Africans in China has become in many parts of Africa, listen to the discussion between CAP's own Cobus van Staden (whose day job is Senior China-Africa Researcher at ...

A One-Day Social Media Rally Took Place This Week to Show Solidarity With Africans in China

For 24-hours on Monday social media activists and others switched their profile pictures to a black Chinese flag (photo above) and used the hashtag #BlackChina to declare their anger towards the Chinese government for the reported mistreatment of Africans in cities like Guangzhou.

Across Africa and Black Diaspora Rage Steadily Increases Over Reports of Discrimination and Maltreatment in Guangzhou

It's been several weeks since the first reports of widespread mistreatment of and discrimination against African residents in Guangzhou first emerged, and since then anger and frustration among broad swathes of African civil society and the larger global black diaspora has only intensified.

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 ...