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Many of Washington’s Top Africa Experts Participate in All-Day Hearing on the State of U.S.-China-Africa Relations

Nine of the top Africa experts in Washington testified in an all-day hearing on Friday organized by the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC).  The hearing, entitled "China’s Strategic Aims in Africa," coincided with this ...

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 ...

The China-Mediterranean Observer: Growing Chinese Concern Over Instability in Libya

Every month, CAP features analysis from the ChinaMed Project, a joint research initiative by the Center for Mediterranean Area Studies of Peking University and the Torino World Affairs Institute, part of the TOChina Hub developed by the University of Torino.

Pompeo Goes to Africa And, So Far, Stays Quiet About China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Angola today after wrapping up the first stop of his three-nation African tour in Senegal over the weekend. Secretary Pompeo met with Senegal's Economy Minister Amadou Hott and business leaders where he announced a number of ...

In Praising New U.S. Military Deployment Senator Says China and Terrorism Are Growing Security Threats in Africa 

Conservative Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) was among the first to praise the Pentagon's decision to deploy the SFAB to Africa, something he said he's been calling for several years now. And, just as the Pentagon did in its statement, Senator Inhofe also singled out China in ...

Competing With China Cited as a Key Reason for New U.S. Army Deployment to Africa

The Pentagon made it very clear on Wednesday that countering Chinese influence in Africa was a key factor behind the decision to deploy the Army’s 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) from Fort Benning, Georgia to work various African militaries. In fact, ...

Al-Shabaab Militants Attack Chinese Construction Site in Kenya

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants launched an attack on a Chinese construction crew building the 135-kilometer Lamu-Garsen road in Kenya's Lamu county. Authorities say four heavily armed militants were involved in Sunday's incident that destroyed a cement truck and an excavator. There were ...

Yun Sun: Chinese Debt Fatigue in Africa Opens Opportunities for New Emerging Powers

Brookings Institution non-resident fellow Yun Sun writes today that the Chinese debt-led financing model in Africa may be starting to wear thin as a growing number of countries across the continent become increasingly concerned about repaying all those Chinese loans. "As ...

China’s Rapidly Evolving Role in the International Peacekeeping and Development Arenas

China is the second-largest funder of UN Peacekeeping Operations (PKO), behind the United States, and the largest troop contributor to PKOs in Africa among the UN's permanent members of the Security Council. Last December, China's top diplomat for Africa, Yang Jiechi, said Beijing is now willing to ...

The Rapidly Growing Market for Chinese Private Security Contractors in Africa

The recent kidnapping of three Chinese miners in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun highlights the vulnerability that confronts the Chinese in many parts of Africa. Chinese companies are well-known for being willing to work in highly volatile regions, ...
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