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It’s Been Nearly 6 Months Since Guangzhou, What Have We Learned?

It's been six months since Guangzhou became synonymous with anti-black and anti-African discrimination. In the wake of numerous videos, photos, and accounts of the maltreatment of African residents in the southern Chinese megacity, feelings on all sides have hardened. It's true ...

Gyude Moore on Why Africa Must Steer Clear of Any U.S.-China Conflict

W. Gyude Moore, a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. and the former minister of public works in Liberia, wrote another provocative article on U.S.-China-Africa relations that ricocheted across the internet over the weekend.

Namibian Beef Exports to China Continue While Dozens of Other Countries Halt Meat Trade Due to COVID-19

China's General Administration of Customs published a list of 46 meat processing plants around the world that have halted exports to China due to COVID-19 outbreaks among their workers. But Namibia, so far, is not on the list. ...

Africa’s Richest Man, Alika Dangote, Shares His Perspective on the Impact of China’s Presence in Africa

Chinese businesses are coming to Africa for "what they need" and are not challenging local enterprises in Nigeria and Africa more broadly, according to the founder and president of the Dangote Group, Alika Dangote, in an interview with the Nigerian business TV program "Moneyline ...

China to Stockpile Massive Amounts of Cobalt, Further Boosting the Price of this DRC, SA-sourced Strategic Mineral

The Chinese government will add 2,000 tons of cobalt to its strategic commodity reserve in a move that is expected to further bolster prices of this vitally important mineral that largely comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Africa, according to ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

The Overwhelming 2024-Ness of It All

In so many ways, 2024 feels like an inflection point — one of those years that carries within it a future yet unformed.
The U.S. election is of course the most prominent of these trends. If Donald Trump becomes the Rublican nominee, as expected, it will kick off a series of domino effects that could reshape the United States’ relationship with itself, and with it, the whole world.

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