Mwansa Chalwe Snr

Mwansa Chalwe Snr

Mwansa Chalwe Snr is a Zambian chartered accountant and an independent financial commentator and analyst. He is the author of “China-West Battleground in Africa: Debt Ridden Zambia”.

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Opinion | In the new ‘Scramble for Africa’, nations have much to gain – but they can’t ignore the risks

It is to Africa’s advantage that the jockeying for influence between China, the US, EU and other regional powers brings critical investment for development. However, African leaders are also wary of being caught in the crossfire of geoeconomic competition.

It is to Africa’s advantage that the jockeying for influence between China, the US, EU and other regional powers brings critical investment for development. However, African leaders are also wary of being caught in the crossfire of geoeconomic competition.

30 Dec 2021 - 6:45AM
Opinion | Why China needs more than better communication to fix its Africa image problem

China is popular in Africa, but issues of corruption, insufficient job creation, lack of skills and technology transfer dog its efforts. Addressing ordinary people’s well-being is essential if Beijing is to craft a relationship that better reflects Africans’ needs.

China is popular in Africa, but issues of corruption, insufficient job creation, lack of skills and technology transfer dog its efforts. Addressing ordinary people’s well-being is essential if Beijing is to craft a relationship that better reflects Africans’ needs.

30 Aug 2021 - 3:30AM
Opinion | Vaccine inequality: if not for China, would the West even be tackling it?

It is hard to imagine the West stirred into such action in the absence of China’s aggressive vaccine diplomacy. Still, developing countries are benefiting, especially in Africa.

It is hard to imagine the West stirred into such action in the absence of China’s aggressive vaccine diplomacy. Still, developing countries are benefiting, especially in Africa.

24 Jul 2021 - 3:30AM
Opinion | Six reasons Africa finds China attractive, and Western criticism of its relationship unjust

Africa sees China as an inspirational development partner that can help it forge its own economic path and reject the narrative that the continent is a passive victim of exploitation.

Africa sees China as an inspirational development partner that can help it forge its own economic path and reject the narrative that the continent is a passive victim of exploitation.

26 Jun 2021 - 6:45AM