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Africa in the New Era of U.S.-China Relations

African leaders have said repeatedly that they want to stay clear from the escalating conflict between the United States and China. But despite their best efforts, a growing number of African countries are nonetheless being drawn in to disputes over Huawei, ...

China: The Hot Button Domestic Political Issue in African Countries

China is fast becoming a contentious political issue in a growing number of African countries, just as in the U.S., Europe, and in most countries here in Asia. Political rivals find that it's becoming increasingly effective to disparage their opponents' ties to Beijing as a ...

Fishing Emerges as the Newest Flashpoint in the U.S.-China Standoff

The presence of China's distant water fishing (DWF) fleet in so many areas around the world made it almost inevitable that this too would become a point of contention in the increasingly acrimonious stand-off between the United States and China. Earlier ...

W. Gyude Moore: Africa’s Position in the New “Cold War”

Former Liberian Minister of Public Works and now a Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, W. Gyude Moore, wrote a compelling 10-part Twitter thread on why African countries are strenuously avoiding taking sides in the rapidly escalating dispute between the ...

Kenya Says Companies, Not the Government Decides Whether to Use Huawei 5G Tech

Kenyan ICT Minister Joe Mucheru said it's up to telecom operator Safaricom, not the government, to decide whether or not to use Huawei equipment. Mucheru once again asserted his country's sovereignty in the decision over which technology provider to use for telecom equipment and said there are no ...

Top U.S. Diplomat for Africa: “China Gets the Chutzpah of the Year Award For Their Pretend Response on COVID”

Two top U.S. officials responsible for Africa policy testified last week before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa regarding the worsening COVID-19 pandemic on the continent and how the outbreak will impact U.S. foreign policy in the region. U.S. Assistant ...

A Congressman’s Seething Resentment of the Chinese and Their Presence in Africa

As he left the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing last Thursday, Tennessee Republican Representative Tim Burchett recorded a short two-minute video on Twitter to reflect on the session and to express his anger towards the Chinese in general and specifically Beijing's presence in Africa.

African Countries Want to Keep Their Options Open Regarding Huawei, Maintaining a Position of “Deliberate Ambiguity”

A new map of the world produced by one of Washington's leading China analysts, Scott Kennedy from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, breaks down the world according to how each country views Huawei. Not surprisingly, the ...

The Message From the Global Financial System to Africans Seeking Debt Relief Is Clear: You’re on Your Own

Ghana's increasingly outspoken finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta is giving voice to the growing frustration across Africa that calls for urgent debt relief have largely failed. In an interview this week with Bloomberg, Minister Ofori-Atta said the global financial system is failing Africa and places ...

Meaningful Debt Relief Probably Isn’t Going to Happen. We Should All be Worried.

The Financial Times newspaper deserves a lot of credit for calling out the world's wealthiest governments for their glaring hypocrisy on the issue of African debt relief. While treasuries in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China come up with new creative solutions to insulate their ...
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