A Chinese University has set up a Zulu department officially promoting the language as a programme offered at undergraduate level thus strengthening ties between the two countries.
Locals accuse a fishmeal factory of polluting their waters.
Mike Zhang, a Chinese businessman, and leader in the community in northern Nigeria has been installed as chief in a bid to improve relations between locals and the growing Chinese community.
Kenya’s education plan in 2020 is to introduce Mandarin to its primary school pupils. Kenya has followed the path of South Africa and Uganda.
Too many African countries believe Beijing when they are told in negotiations that they must take it or leave it.
For 500 years foreign agency in the land of Africa has been exclusively self serving and brutally exploitative. Thus it is nearly impossible to imagine any other kind of relationship between outsiders and Africans. But today, at such a crucial juncture of global transformation, it is vitally important to not only imagine, but to observe and support the building of exactly a different kind of relationship.
Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation.
With the consent of African governments, China’s subtle but deliberate strategy is paying off.
The Sierra Leonean government has cancelled its contract with China to build a new airport, Mamamah International. The government cited the “socio-economic viability” of the airport while an older airport was under-utilised. Sierra Leone will renovate its only international instead.