Asia in Africa

The Nairobi terminus of the Mombasa–Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway, completed in 2017. The project was financed by a loan from Exim Bank of China and the prime contractor was the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC). CRBC's holding company China Communications Construction Company is contracted to operate the line for its first five years (Photo: Inzei / CC BY-SA)

In the "new scramble for Africa," governments and businesses from all around the world are rushing to strengthen diplomatic, strategic and commercial ties with Africa. China and India have recently surpassed the US to become the continent's biggest trading partners and Chinese firms are increasingly providing foreign direct investment, with investors from India and Singapore eager to join the fray. Our "Asia in Africa" programming focuses a lens of critical inquiry on the issues and implications of increasing Afro-Asiatic relations.


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Bingyu Liu (visiting scholar at Department of Treaty and Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China)

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Jesse Ovadia (University of Windsor)

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