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Calls Growing Louder in Kenya to Balance Lopsided Trade With China

All week, numbers have been trickling out of Kenya's National Bureau of Statistics that depict a dangerously lopsided economic relationship with China. The latest data show that last Kenyans $3.9 billion worth of products from China but exported just $131 million in return.

China Donates Surveillance System and Vehicles to Help Protect Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway

China's Ambassador to Kenya, Zhou Pingjiang, used a ceremonial outsized key to mark the opening of a new Chinese-financed security surveillance center for the Standard Gauge Railway. It was not specified what kind of surveillance technology and from what manufacturer was ...

Beyond the “New Cold War”: Russia, China, Ukraine, the Global South

By Lukas Fiala and Hugo Jones The world watches as a large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine unfolds, after a prolonged period of guesswork around Putin’s strategic intentions. Millions of Ukrainians fear for their lives and seek shelter from Russian airstrikes and artillery. ...

U.S., European Tech Competition With China in Africa

Challenging China's dominance in Africa's tech sector was one of the key takeaways from this month's Europe-Africa summit and a key component of the EU's Global Gateway infrastructure agenda. But it's not going to be easy given the enormous breadth of ...