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Tweet of the Day: African Expatriates in China Join the Frontlines to Help Contain Coronavirus Outbreak

University of Oslo China-Africa scholar Heidi Østbø Haugen shared a compelling image on Twitter yesterday of an increasingly common theme that we've been seeing recently in Chinese state-run ...

Tweet of the Day: China’s Confucius Institutes in Africa Expand Beyond Cultural Education 

Folashadé Soulé is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford and a leading scholar in China-Africa negotiations with a particular emphasis on Chinese engagement in ...

Tweet of the Day: Fear That Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport Will Become a Coronavirus Hub

Kenya native Aly-Khan Satchu is the CEO of Nairobi-based investment advisory firm Rich Management Ltd and a popular commentator on African economic and political issues. On Twitter, Satchu has more than ...

Tweet of the Day: African Twitter in Awe Over China’s Ability to Build Hospitals in Just a Few Days and Blasts Own Governments for Failing to Do the Same

News that China will need just days to build new hospitals in Wuhan to accommodate thousands of new patients infected with the coronavirus sparked both admiration about the seemingly unique Chinese ability to mobilize massive resources to get things done quickly and, at the same time, bitter ...

Tweet of the Day: It Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise if People Are Skeptical of the UK’s Newfound Interest in Africa

Charles Robertson is the Global Chief Economist at the investment banking firm Renaissance Capital. He is a regular commentator on emerging market issues to his 17,000+ followers on Twitter. You can ...

Tweet of the Day: The Chinese Consulate in Johannesburg Really Wants You to Follow Their New Social Media Pages. You Can Even Win a Prize!

The social media managers at the Chinese consulate in Johannesburg seem quite eager to build audiences on their new Facebook and Twitter pages. Over the weekend they ...

Tweet of the Day: Alibaba Becoming a Major Business Education Center for African Students

Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba is expanding its training and education programs for African undergraduate students with a new program specifically designed for commerce in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA.) ...

Tweet of the Day: China’s Consul General in Johannesburg was Impressed by the Big Boss’ Drumming Skills

Chinese Consul General Tang Zhongdong admired Wang Yi's drumming talents before the Foreign Minister boarded his plane at the Bujumbura International Airport in Burundi where he wrapped up his six-nation African ...

Tweet of the Day: China’s Ambassador to South Africa Emerges (Again) as a High Profile Spokesman on Contentious International Issues

China's outspoken envoy to South Africa, Ambassador Lin Songtian, is once again providing commentary on highly-sensitive political issues that are far beyond his normal jurisdiction. ...

Tweet of the Day: China Commits Counter-Terrorism Funds to All Members of the G5 Sahel

Lina Benabdallah is a leading China-Africa scholar and an Assistant Professor of Politics at Wake Forest University in Salem, North Carolina. Professor Benabdallah regularly comments on Chinese engagement in both ...
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