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
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
By FAIR Reporters Nadia Raonimanalina and Will Fitzgibbon, with support from the Wits China-Africa Reporting Project, originally published in The Africa Report When a Chinese businessman first approached Malagasy farmer Jean Manantsoa, 47, in April last year with an offer… Continue Reading
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
As South Sudan begins its journey towards development, the rest of the world is descending in droves.
by Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak, (researched as a result of a Wits China-Africa Reporting grant, originally published in Mail&Guardian on 21 December 2012) Continue Reading