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What Lessons Can Africa Draw From China in Urban Transportation?

Africa is urbanizing faster than any region in the world. Today, an estimated 472 million Africans live in cities and that number is expected to double over the next 25 years, according to research by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. That ...

Chinese Money for African Infrastructure Likely to Top FOCAC Agenda

There is a lot on the agenda for the upcoming 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit that will convene in Beijing on September 3. Leaders from 50 African states will be in town to discuss everything from enhanced Sino-African military ties, ...

China's Undeserved Reputation for Building Bad Infrastructure in Africa

The Chinese build more infrastructure in Africa than any other country (foreign or African). Chinese banks are financing billions of dollars in new loans, aid packages and other deals to build badly-needed infrastructure across the continent and it's Chinese companies ...

China, Africa and the PRC's Massive New Development Bank

  57 countries including two from Africa, are among the founding members of China's new development bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). While the new bank's primary objective will be develop infrastructure projects in Asia, as its name suggests, there is widespread anticipation ...

Cameroon Highlights Pros & Cons of Chinese Infrastructure

  When finished, the new deep-sea port in the southern Cameroonian city of Kribi will likely become a major gateway for all Central Africa. This will be Cameroon's only deep-sea port that can accommodate the larger inter-continental trading ships. This might explain why officials ...

China's Mystery Deal with the African Union

It's not really news anymore when China announces yet another massive infrastructure construction deal in Africa. Typically these deals are done at the national level so when Beijing and the African Union signed a major transport infrastructure MOU in late January it did raise ...

Mali's $11 billion Chinese Gamble

Mali appears to be engaged in a risky diplomatic face-off with China over a proposed $11 billion rail project. While Chinese officials have refused to publicly commit to the project, Malian leaders say the two mine-to-coast rail contracts have actually been finalized. Other African ...

China in Africa: Who is Michael Sata?

https://soundcloud.com/chinatalkingpoints/china-in-africa-podcast-who-is-michael-sata Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata has emerged as a central character in the story of China’s engagement with Africa.  He has become a staple of the mainstream media’s coverage of ...

The Future of the Tanzam Railway

https://soundcloud.com/chinatalkingpoints/china-in-africa-podcast-the-future-of-the-tanzam-railway In this edition of the China in Africa podcast, host Eric Olander talks with the editor of chinaafricanews.com and London School of Economics masters candidate, Henry Hall, about the future ...
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