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Kenya’s Health Chief Denies Accusation Jack Ma’s Donated PPE Was Illegally Smuggled to Tanzania

Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe came under fire on Monday from members of a parliamentary health committee, who demanded that he respond to allegations that the bulk of PPE donations given by the Jack Ma Foundation in March were illegally smuggled to neighboring ...

What Is Chinese “Constructive Journalism” and Will It Work in Africa?

The Chinese definition of journalism is significantly different than that in most of Africa and for much of the rest of the world. Most importantly, the news media in China is tightly controlled by the communist party and, as such, is ...

Journalist April Zhu on Reporting in Nairobi: “The City With a Plot”

The NüVoices podcast interviewed the Chinese-American freelance journalist April Zhu about her experience reporting on the China-Africa story from her home in Nairobi.  April is an accomplished journalist who reports extensively on China-Africa issues with a distinctive emphasis on issues related to ...

Bloomberg’s Got It Wrong, Say China’s Supporters in Africa: Without Chinese Loans, the Situation Would Be Even Worse

University of Cape Town professor, Carlos Lopes, was among the first today to post a rebuttal to the Bloomberg China-Africa debt article. Professor Lopes expressed frustration that the article only focused on the negative aspects of China's lending practices on the continent and ...

The Power of Good Journalism: Nigeria Takes Action Against Chinese Mining Company in Response to Investigative Report

It's not often that an African government takes decisive action against a Chinese extractive resource company. In fact, it's quite rare. So, it's notable when investigators from Nigeria's Federal Government descended on the Chinese-owned Hongao Mining Company's site near Abuja to ...

New Book Explains Why You Shouldn’t Focus Only on Hard Metrics to Evaluate China’s Engagement in Africa

A highly-anticipated new book by acclaimed China-Africa scholar Lina Benabdallah went on sale today. "Shaping the Future of Power" details a key difference that distinguishes China's engagement strategy in Africa from that of other countries: its extensive professional and skills-transfer initiatives.  ...

Why Oh Why Did the Daily Nation Newspaper Report That a Plane Full of Chinese Evacuees Took Off From Nairobi When It Didn’t?

For some totally inexplicable reason the normally reliable Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya is sticking with the story that hundreds of Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Nairobi even when no such evacuation ever took place, there were no flights to China this week and repeated denials ...

Debunking Fake China-Africa News

AFP Fact Check journalist Mayowa Tijani joins Eric & Cobus from Lagos to discuss his reporting that debunks fake news, particularly videos and other stories related to China-Africa. Misleading and downright false information have long been a hallmark of ...

Kenya Star Newspaper Fact Checks Allegation China Sending COVID-19 Infected Mattresses to Africa

Quick update on the story we told you about yesterday regarding the fake news posts circulating around the African internet warning people that China is sending mattresses and clothing infected with COVID-19 from Wuhan and other cities. The fact-checking team at ...

One of the Largest Right-Wing Websites in the U.S. Now Has a Newfound Interest in China-Africa Issues

Editors at the conservative U.S. website Breitbart have recently started to regularly publish China-Africa-related stories in what appears to be part of a new focus on posting stories critical of Chinese engagement around the world. With an estimated
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