Eastern Promise in Guangzhou’s Little Africa

While China’s presence in Africa attracts ever more attention, Kit Gillet explores the other side of the coin in Guangzhou’s “Little Africa”: “When it comes to Africa, the US and Europe think about aid,...

Gunmen Kill Two Chinese Nationals in Nigeria

Reuters reports two Chinese nationals have been killed in northeast Nigeria. This incident comes amid recent tensions in Africa when a Chinese manager was killed in Zambia: The killings bring to four the number of Chinese...

Chinatowns and "Chocolate City": The Magic of Diasporas

Amidst a climate of widespread hostility towards immigrants in rich nations, The Economist points out the economic and other advantages diasporic populations bring to both host and home countries. Overseas Chinese, who taken...

Cameron Warns Africans over ‘Chinese Invasion’

British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned Africa to be wary of China during a visit to Nigeria. From The Daily Mail: ‘I believe the model of authoritarian capitalism [in China] we are seeing will fall short in the...

China in Africa: A “New Colonialism”?

In contrast with Hillary Clinton’s recent warnings of China’s “new colonialism”, the Stimson Center argues that China’s interests in Africa “should not be seen as categorically harmful”....

China, Nigeria Discuss Investment in Oil, Electricity

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Nigerian officials to discuss oil exports and other energy matters. From Bloomberg: Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, on a six-nation tour of Africa and the Middle East, met his...

Africa Pressures China’s Oil Deals

The Wall Street Journal reports on China’s increasingly difficult efforts to secure oil deals in African countries: On Tuesday, Nigeria’s oil minister and a presidential spokesman said state-owned China National...

Nigerian Anger over China Deaths

The BBC reports on growing tensions between Nigeria and China over treatment of Nigerian immigrants imprisoned in China: Nigeria MPs have asked the government to investigate the status of Chinese residents in the country, saying...

China’s $9bn Drive to Buy Africa’s Mineral Wealth

The Telegraph reports on a recent deal between China and the Democratic Republic of Congo that confirms China as Congo’s largest foreign investor and cements its control over more and more of Africa’s natural...

Chinese Investments in Africa

From AllAfrica, Chinese Investments in Nigeria: (July 3, 2008) In recent times, quite a lot has been said and written about the presence of Chinese investors in Africa . The West is clearly worried not just about the rate of...

3 Kidnapped Chinese Freed in Nigeria

From AP via Three Chinese construction workers who were abducted in southern Nigeria’s troubled oil region have been released, the government said Saturday. The Chinese were freed Friday after three days in...

Shandong Project Manager Crowned Nigerian Chieftain – China Daily

It sounds like a legend: A project manager of a Chinese power company was recently crowned as a chieftain by a Nigerian tribe, after he helped it build a 10-classroom school with sports facilities and frequently gave candies to its kids and red envelopes of money to its elderly. From China Daily: When Fang Yibo […]

China’s Oil Offensive Strikes: Horn of Africa and Beyond – Andrew Mcgregor

From China Brief ( Volume 7, Issue 16): In its efforts to expel an Islamist government and capture a handful of inactive al-Qaeda suspects in Somalia, the United States has risked its political reputation in the region through a series of unpopular measures. These include backing an unsuccessful attempt by warlords to take over the […]



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