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...

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”....

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...

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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