The number of ways that Chinese propaganda filters into mainstream African news coverage appear to be growing. In this case, the website for The Standard newspaper in Kenya published an article last week that appropriately labeled the article as “Sponsored Content” but never indicated who it was actually sponsored by (presumably Xinhua or the Chinese embassy in Nairobi).
Other Chinese content distribution methods in African media:
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