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Africa-China Relations during the COVID Pandemic

The political effects of the current COVID pandemic have been seen in multiple areas of global relations. The case of China’s foreign...

How fighting fake news hurts free speech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...

Sino-Angolan relations: Old oil and new politics

The China–Angola relationship was forged for purely pragmatic reasons at an opportune moment of mutual need in the early 2000s. For that...

When diplomacy becomes appeasement – a view from Canada

Leading up to the recent vote on non-permanent members to the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked with Rwandan President...

International anti-corruption: On the front page vs. under the radar

Anti-corruption will make international headlines in 2021, not just with the odd scandal but also due to the UN General Assembly convening...

Investor Confidence Low in the Horn of Africa, as Geopolitical Competition...

During a visit to Africa, former US President Obama stated that the Horn of Africa - that is, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and...

Long read: What motivates China’s investment & lending practices in Africa?

Since the wave of independence in the 1960s, African countries have faced numerous instances of debt distress in which they could not...

Domesticating hegemony: Institutional legacies of Chinese engagements on Zimbabwe’s governance and...

China has become the key political and economic partner for Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s reliance on China dates back to the pre-independence period when...
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Marriage of Choice or By Default? Evaluating Sino-African Relations

In late 2021, when I was taking an Uber home, I got into a conversation with the driver. They had arrived late,...

You Can’t Eat the Roads: Chinese Leverage and Democratic Resilience in...

Heading into Zambia’s August 2021 elections, many international observers warned that the country, often held up as an example of resilient multiparty...