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Disturbing Video Shows Fight Breaking Out Between Chinese Manager and Local Construction Staff in Sierra Leone

Editor's Note: This video appeared on the Sierra Eye Twitter channel today and is beginning to circulate widely. It's important to note that the authenticity of the video is still unknown. There is no indication of when it was shot, who uploaded it or where ...

U.S. Concerns About Chinese Infrastructure and Debt Financing in Africa Date Back More Than Half a Century

Judd Devermont, director of the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, noted in his daily Africa history Tweet that U.S. anxiety about Chinese infrastructure development in Africa is not a new phenomenon. In fact, as he remarked on Monday, ...

AU Official: Chinese Construction of New Africa CDC HQ Moving “Very Smoothly With Full Force”

Chinese construction of the African Union's new Center for Disease Control headquarters in Addis Ababa is proceeding "very smoothly," according to Fantahun Hailemichael, coordinator of the Africa CDC headquarters project at the AU, in a report published by China's state-run news agency Xinhua. 

Time’s Up. Kenya’s Debt Deferral Deal With China Runs Out at the End of the Month and a Big Payment is Due

The 6-month debt deferral deal that Kenya secured with China back in January under the auspices of the G20 is now coming to an end and the government will either have to come up with almost a billion dollars to begin loan payments or negotiate ...

Popular American YouTuber Condenses China-Africa Relations Into a Slickly Produced 15 Minute Video

Popular current affairs YouTuber American YouTuber Johnny Harris (1.42 million subscribers) dedicated a recent episode of his show to exploring Chinese engagement in Africa. For those with a more sophisticated understanding of the topic, it will be easy ...

China’s Role in the African Infrastructure Financing Crisis

African infrastructure financing is facing a crisis. Financing levels have plunged from $100 billion a year in 2014 to just $31 billion last year, according to a new report published by the international law firm Baker McKenzie.

Uganda Announces Breakthrough Deal to Link Its Railway With Kenya’s SGR

The Ugandan government on Monday signed a $46 million (Sh5 billion) deal with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) to revamp a 260-kilometer railway that will connect to Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway, making it possible for goods and passengers to travel directly from Kampala ...

China Just Gave Kenya Two Luxury Buses and a New Foreign Ministry HQ

Kenya's new Foreign Ministry building will be built and paid for by the Chinese government. Ambassador Zhou Pingjian made the announcement late last week during a visit with Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau at the current foreign ministry headquarters in Nairobi. ...

The Optics of China Paying For Kenya’s New Foreign Ministry Building Just Looks Awful

Kenya is a middle-income country with a $100 billion economy and it still can't afford to pay for its own $35 million foreign ministry building? Really? They spent $6 billion on a railroad and the government can't figure out a way ...

The New, Upgraded Chinese-Built Port in Lamu is Ready To Go

Kenya's National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani personally inspected the new port facilities in Lamu and gave it his blessing ahead of the first ship that is scheduled to dock there on May 20th. 
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