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Europe Needs a Reality Check to Remain Relevant in a Multipolar World

By Lukas Fiala The recent military coup in Niger was widely interpreted as the latest blow in a series of setbacks for Europe in Africa. After French disengagement yielded space to Russian mercenaries across the Sahel, it’s hard not to see the ...

BRICS Leaders Summit Preview

The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed President Xi Jinping will travel to South Africa to attend the upcoming BRICS summit, the first time he'll visit Africa since 2018. Xi will be joined by three other of the group's leaders along with Russian ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Chinese Contractors Won Nearly a Third of Construction Projects in Africa in 2022, Four Times More Than Western Firms

Chinese contractors won nearly a third of all construction projects in Africa last year, four times more than Western firms, according to a new study by the Hinrich Foundation. These findings mark a sharp reversal from the 1990s when U.S. and European firms won 85% of infrastructure contracts.