Twice-weekly discussion about China's engagement across Africa and the Global South hosted by journalist Eric Olander and Asia-Africa scholar Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.
Magalie Masamba on What It's Going to Take to Resolve Africa's Debt Distress
What needs to be done to tackle Africa's burgeoning debt crisis?
Update on the Current State of China-Nigeria Ties With Efem Ubi
A discussion on the current state of China-Nigeria relations
Lightning Round: U.S. Summits, Huawei and Chinese Mining in the DRC
Cobus van Staden and Geraud Neema break down the week's top China-Africa news.
China and the Future of Environmental Governance in Ghana
Why there is little hope that anything can be done to improve Ghana's weak environmental governace.
Huawei in North Africa: Lots of Good PR, Not a Lot of Tech Transfer
Why Huawei tech transfers in North Africa don't live up to the hype.
State of the BRI and the Messy Politics of a "Just Climate Transition"
The current state of China's Belt and Road Initiative
Gravitas and in-depth
Great podcast. I like the gravitas and nuances surrounding discussions of complex Global Issues.
I enjoyed the episode on the Global South’s debt problem. Your guest; Economist Ying Qian, was knowledgeable.
The hosts : Eric and Cobus, are knowledge too. They come prepared. They ask pertinent and complex questions to their hosts hence engaging them.
No Black Africans But Informative
They have a female indigenous African voice at the beginning and end of the podcast, but no Black African scholars, journalists, or China experts. As a result, albeit very informative, this podcast is quite colonial in nature. Non-native Africans talking about Africa reproduces White supremacy and European imperialism.
Eric and Cobus provide the best podcast on China’s influence in Africa. I would love more podcasts about clean energy infrastructure.