Beijing has signed public security and law enforcement agreements with some 40 African nations, according to report.
Congolese president is in China to overhaul mining contracts signed under his predecessor and woo Chinese investment.
Private companies lead the charge as the central Chinese province reports a record 90.4 per cent trading increase with the continent.
Beijing ‘considering’ sending more emergency aid to the drought-stricken region, Qin Gang tells his Ethiopian counterpart.
DRC President Félix Tshisekedi says the previous minerals-for-infrastructure pact was poorly negotiated.
The US$5 billion project, which is strongly opposed by environmental and human rights groups, is now highly dependent on Beijing.
Eritrea, on the Horn of Africa, helps China’s trade access to the Suez Canal, Europe and the Indian Ocean, while Asmara seeks more investment from Beijing, analysts say.
Observers attribute the 11.8 per cent drop to a subdued Chinese economy, commodity stockpiles and a mining dispute in the DRC.
PM Kishida’s promises of funding and support for African causes during his four-nation tour recall past glories before ‘lost decade’.
Despite long-standing Chinese ties to the North African nation and huge investments, observers see little appetite in Beijing for direct intervention.
Beijing’s ‘gift’ was commissioned while communities in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Guinea were concerned about Chinese fleets depleting fish stocks.
Chinese firms have made major investments in mining projects in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which have extensive high-quality reserves.
Observers say Djibouti military base and lessons from Libya, Yemen and Ethiopia contributed to the mission’s success.
Deal between China’s CMOC and state-owned Gecamines over world’s No 2 cobalt mine puts to rest dispute dubbed ‘poster child for the beginning of the end for Chinese miners’ in Congo, analyst says.
President Xi Jinping hails comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership, Beijing’s highest level of bilateral relations.
The Gabonese president is in Beijing seeking support for a development plan that will reduce his country’s oil dependence.
Beijing’s reputation in the continent and at home is at stake in its handling of the crisis in Khartoum, observers said.
Beijing’s embassy in the North African country says it is monitoring violence and deciding whether to evacuate, while Chinese residents of Khartoum report lack of supplies and attacks near university campus.
Bureaucracy could have contributed to Chinese banks suspending payments during pandemic assistance programme, study finds.
Tanzanian deal signals US determination to reduce dependence on China for essential resources for EV components and solar panels.
After three years in the financing wilderness, Nigeria has struck a new deal with a different Chinese lender for its stalled rail project.
China held only 30 per cent of the claims but backed 63 per cent of payment deferrals, according to the study by China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University.
China is importing an ever-increasing array of non-resource products from Africa as part of a trade rebalance aimed at cutting deficits, but challenges remain, study says.
Harris is the latest senior American official to visit Africa as part of Washington’s diplomatic charm offensive to reset relations.
Investors from China are tapping into the wealth of resources across the continent but in many regions, they are also in the path of violence.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China’s special envoy, Xue Bing, had a similar agenda in Addis Ababa but different stances on ending hostilities.
Observers say a readjustment of local politics has led to a shift in the Kenyan government’s foreign policy in favour of the West.
A growing number of African products are in high demand in China after President Xi Jinping promised to boost non-resource imports to US$300 billion by 2025.
Washington-based think tank finds Chinese military exports to sub-Saharan African countries dwarfed those from US over past decade.
The PPP financing model is expected to lessen the debt burden on Zambia at a time when it has defaulted on foreign loans and is negotiating a debt restructuring deal with its lenders.