What might China's goals be in paying visits to Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Tanzania, and the Seychelles?
Chinese Foreign Minister Wáng Yì 王毅 has begun a five-nation African tour in Nigeria in what’s now a 30-year-old custom of Beijing’s top diplomat always starting the year with a visit to the continent.
After Nigeria, Wang will fly to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Tanzania, and the Seychelles, a small Indian Ocean island chain off the coast of East Africa.
Other than listing meetings with his foreign minister counterparts, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided very few other details about Wang’s agenda during the weeklong tour and why specifically these countries were chosen for the visit.
Last week, foreign ministry spok...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
A new report shows
how Beijing is using infrastructure to expand its surveillance network on the
continent, making U.S. officials vulnerable.
China’s Expands Spy
Ambitions in Africa
In 2018, the African Union
accused China of infiltrating the computer network in its glitzy new
headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to steal sensitive data—a task made
easier by the fact that China itself built the headquarters. But it likely
didn’t stop there. In recent years, China has quietly embarked on government
building projects across Africa that add up to a counterintelligence nightmare
for the United States and its partners on the continent, according to new research from the Heritage Foundation.
China has constructed or
renovated nearly 200 govern...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
Gen. Paul Kagame, the no nonsense Rwandan president,
has ordered for the deportation of 18 Chinese after he received reports that
they were mistreating and exploiting Rwandans.
We have established that 18 Chinese were sent packing
back to China on Wednesday after President Kagame found out that they were
mistreating Rwandan workers and grabbing farm land from them.
It is alleged that the deported Chinese also took
advantage of their being investors by forcing
their employees to work abnormal hours like slaves, something that Kagame
could not accept.
"Africa is a peaceful continent, we don't
tolerate discrimination here or to be slaves again,” President Kagame said.
He added that “This country is for Africans and those
who mean well for us. I'm inst...