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Just how green is the Belt and Road?

China is frequently hailed as a leader in international efforts to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius,...

Fears grow in Africa that the flood of funds from China will start to...

  Concerns over Chinese growth could spell problems for Africa and other parts of the developing world. Beijing funded an overseas investment boom in the...

Ten Elections to Watch in 2019

  Millions of people around the world voted in 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin earned his fourth term in office, though the contest was far...

China is exporting its digital surveillance methods to African governments

  China has consistently been ranked by digital advocates as the world’s worst abuser of internet freedom. The country, however, isn’t just tightening online controls at home...

Kenyans Say Chinese Investment Brings Racism and Discrimination

  RUIRU, Kenya — Before last year, Richard Ochieng’, 26, could not recall experiencing racism firsthand. Not while growing up as an orphan in his village...

China defends plans to spend $60bn in Africa over three years

  Chinese officials have been forced to defend plans to spend as much as $60bn (£46.8bn) in investment, aid and loans in Africa over the...

Is Africa getting into a ‘debt trap’ with China?

  China is Africa's largest trading partner and has already spent tens of billions of dollars in investment and loans - with the promise of...

Trade deficit tops China-Africa summit in Beijing

  African leaders gather for a two-day summit in Beijing focused on economic ties with China amid increasing criticism of its debt-laden approach to aid...

Zimbabwe is producing Chinese documentaries to help revive its tourism business

  Zimbabwe’s beleaguered tourism sector is starting to re-engage its international markets, targeting tour operators who had ceased to package the country in recent years. The...

A Kenyan painter’s art questions China’s deepening reach in Africa

  The officials in suits arrived uninvited at Michael Soi’s studio located in the fringes of the industrial area of Nairobi. They were four men...