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Did a Chinese Woman Die From COVID-19 in Zimbabwe? Depends on Who You Believe

Here's what we know: a woman from the eastern city of Mutare who recently returned from China made it to Wilkins hospital in Harare where she checked herself in complaining of symptoms consistent with those of COVID-19.  We don't know her nationality and what the official cause ...

The COVID-19 Crisis is Rapidly Evolving From a Health Crisis to an Economic Crisis to a Governance Crisis for Some African Leaders

Largely spared of the serious health consequences from the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, the crisis in Africa is now rapidly evolving into an economic and now, increasingly, a political crisis as constituents in a number of African countries express frustration over how their governments have handled ...

African Admiration for Some of China’s Authoritarian Methods

One of the interesting themes to emerge from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is how a sizable number of Africans on social media express admiration for the Chinese government's methods of enforcement and population control. For example, in this video shared above, armed Chinese policy forcibly detains an ...

How the Chinese-Financed Standard Gauge Railways in East Africa Marks a New Era of Government-led Infrastructure Development

The founding Dean of Strathmore Law School in Nairobi and a visiting scholar at Oxford University, Luis Franceschi, wrote a pair of compelling columns last month in the Daily Nation newspaper that serve as a kind of master class on the enormous legal and economic implications associated ...

Al Jazeera Investigates Foreign Corruption in Namibia’s Fishing Industry

Although not specifically about the Chinese in Namibia, this riveting documentary produced by Al Jazeera reveals the extent of alleged corruption within the Namibian government and how foreign companies spend millions to bribe public officials for fishing rights that provide little or no benefit to the local ...

Nigeria, Zimbabwe Move Forward With Controversial Chinese-Inspired Social Media Laws

Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, said the time has come to regulate social media and online content and that the spread of lies and fake news is "getting completely out of hand.”  In a speech on Friday to the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs,  the First Lady ...

Chinese Companies Are Reportedly Shaping United Nations AI Standards Which Could Have Significant Ramifications in Africa

Several of China's largest telecommunications communications companies including ZTE, Dahua and China Telecom are reportedly working closely with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to shape influence standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, and city and vehicle surveillance, according to leaked documents published by the Financial ...

Dr. Enga Kameni: Africa Needs to Come Together if it Wants Better Trade Deals with China

Dr. Enga Kameni, Manager of Legal Services of the African ExportImport Bank (Afreximbank) delivered an interesting presentation at Boston University's Global Development Policy Center last week where he spoke about the importance of the broader China-Africa relationship and explained why it's important that African states restructure their economic ...

Rwanda Attracting More Chinese & HK Apparel Investment

It's interesting how two African land-locked countries are emerging as the continent's leading destination for Asian apparel makers looking to offshore, or "delocalize" their China manufacturing operations. Both Ethiopia and Rwanda are emerging as the leaders in this sector despite the fact that transportation logistics in each ...

The Hollow Rules Governing China-Africa Investment

Even though China is one of Africa's largest investors, ranked seventh overall according to Ernst & Young, there are surprisingly few rules that govern private-sector investments between these two regions. These rules are established through bilateral investment treaties, or BITs, where ...
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