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Popular Hong Kong YouTuber Crime-Baits Joburg

Popular Hong Kong YouTuber Torres Pit托哥 walked through Yeoville, one of Johannesburg's neighborhoods known for street crime, to see if he could make it to the McDonald's and buy a Big Mac without getting robbed along the way. While the video's engaging ...

The Social Media Managers Who Run Chinese Diplomatic Twitter Accounts in Africa Are Getting More Creative

The Chinese social media manager who runs the embassy Twitter account in Harare had a bit of fun playing on the word "Guardian" in their denunciation of a recent Guardian (UK) report that alleged forced evictions of residents in Zimbabwean mining zones managed by ...

Hong Kong YouTuber Goes All the Way to South Africa to Find Out Why the $#*&^? Chinese People Moved There

Popular Hong Kong travel YouTuber Torres Pit托哥 recently went to Johannesburg to find out why so many Chinese people have chosen to live in South Africa.  What's interesting is how readily and openly Chinese merchants in Joburg's comparatively small Chinatown opened up ...

China’s New Ambassador to Tanzania Signs on to Twitter

China's new ambassador to Tanzania, Cheng Mingjian, is the latest Chinese envoy to open a Twitter account. There are now 51 Chinese diplomats in Africa that use the platform. Click here for a complete list ...

Chinese State Media and Ethiopian Twitter Are Gleefully Comparing How Wang and Blinken Handled Ethiopia

Wang Yi's surprise visit to Ethiopia on Wednesday sparked an online meme among Chinese state media staff and Ethiopian Twitter users about the stark difference between how U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed the Ethiopian crisis and the Chinese Foreign Minister's approach.

No, Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport Was Not Re-Branded “China Ebb International Airport”

There have been all sorts of rumors, misinformation, and outright fake news circulating over the past two weeks about the fate of the Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. Many have reported that the airport has been seized by China as a result of Uganda failing to repay ...

The Back Story of China’s Most Popular Vlogger in Africa

Wang Yao had lived in East Africa for more than a decade and became increasingly frustrated with the way that Africa was depicted in the Chinese media. When he searched for "Africa" on search engines or social video sites, all he got were the usual memes about ...

Young Djiboutian China Expert Uses Twitter to Try and Get the Finance Minister’s Attention For a Job

When Djibouti Finance Minister Ilyas Dawaleh tweeted this week about a meeting with Chinese ambassador Hu Bin to discuss the upcoming FOCAC summit, Charmarke Abdoulkader Hadji thought this might be a good way to get the minister's attention and ask for a job. ...

Chinese Embassy in DRC and Sicomines React With Fury to Social Video That Purportedly Shows Exhumation of Mine Worker Killed on the Job

China's ambassador to the DR Congo, Zhu Jing, reacted angrily on Monday to a video circulating on Congolese Twitter that purportedly shows a Sicomines worker exhuming the corpse of one of his colleagues (NSFW). The video was posted over ...

The Chinese Embassy in Mogadishu Seethes Over Taiwan’s Presence in Somaliland

Although China has not said much of Taiwan's trade office in the self-declared state of Somaliland since it opened last year, it's nonetheless evident that Taipei's official presence in the Horn of Africa gives them heartburn, particularly among diplomats at the embassy in Mogadishu. ...
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