China-Africa in the news: China to deploy troops to South Sudan, build steel plant in South Africa, and give more loans to Zimbabwe

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China to deploy troops to South Sudan China will deploy 700 troops to South Sudan later this year as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country. Contrary to initial reports of the decision, the soldiers are not… Continue Reading


Angola’s Chinese-built rail link and the scramble to access the region’s resources

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The Lobito Corridor between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo is a game-changer in the new scramble for Africa’s mineral riches. Namibian investigative journalist John Grobler travelled 8000 kilometres to find out who is building it and why. Swiss… Continue Reading


Why did China’s infrastructure-for-resources model fail in Nigeria?


Wits China-Africa Reporting grant recipient Emeka Umejei investigates why China’s infrstructure-for-resources deal failed in Nigeria, originally published on  African Arguments I was on board the defunct Air Nigeria Airline to the Gambia for the Conference for African Ministers, Fisheries and… Continue Reading