635 episodes

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.

The China in Africa Podcast SupChina

    • News
    • 4.6 • 163 Ratings

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

    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?

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Update on the Current State of China-Nigeria Ties With Efem Ubi

    Update on the Current State of China-Nigeria Ties With Efem Ubi

    A discussion on the current state of China-Nigeria relations

    • 49 min
    Lightning Round: U.S. Summits, Huawei and Chinese Mining in the DRC

    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.

    • 53 min
    China and the Future of Environmental Governance in Ghana

    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.

    • 48 min
    Huawei in North Africa: Lots of Good PR, Not a Lot of Tech Transfer

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    State of the BRI and the Messy Politics of a "Just Climate Transition"

    State of the BRI and the Messy Politics of a "Just Climate Transition"

    The current state of China's Belt and Road Initiative

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Edwile ,

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.

Chin Kim ,

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.

二的胡 ,

Great Podcast

Eric and Cobus provide the best podcast on China’s influence in Africa. I would love more podcasts about clean energy infrastructure.

Top Podcasts In News

The New York Times
The Daily Wire
NPR
CBC Podcasts
Serial Productions
Law&Crime

You Might Also Like

SupChina
Center for Strategic and International Studies
CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
Jordan Schneider
South China Morning Post
Center for Strategic and International Studies