Ghana's quest to fill a significant infrastructure deficit has led to a barter deal with China that threatens one of West Africa's most important environmental spaces.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has new aspirations in Africa in pursuit of his country's assertiveness in the global arena.
Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation
The UK's plans for post-Brexit trade and investment in Africa are pint-sized by the standards of other major players.
The Belt and Road Initiative will not be starting entirely from scratch. China has already invested heavily in several African railways.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has a struggle on his hands as president of Zimbabwe, but he doesn't face much of a challenge from the opposition.
China's offensive 'blackface' skit intended to highlight the positive aspects of China-Africa relations, has done the opposite.
Newly translated Chinese Ministry of Education records shine light on China's shifting place in the global higher education landscape.
The move by the African Union to develop a policy to regulate the impact of firms on human rights puts it ahead of other regions as it seeks to guide companies conducting activities on the continent.
The pervasive new argument is that China is upending the dominance of traditional Africa aid donors from the West. But a new study shows that while China is making inroads, the West is staying put.
Donald J. Trump is the new man in charge of the US, and Africa seems to have little cause for celebration. But what does the new Commander-in-Chief really think of the continent?
The Chinese government has an interest in presenting a positive narrative about Africa to its citizens. But the new commercial media is challenging this by prioritising sensational stories.
Much of the recent commentary on Sino-African relations has a negative tone. But genuine cultural exchange holds the promise of mutual enrichment.
Agriculture featured prominently at the 2015 Forum on China-Africa Co-operation, but the reality has yet to catch up to the hype about China's involvement in African agriculture.
It's easy to dismiss Africa as a place that is, at best, a provider of commodities, land and labour. A closer look shows that the continent is innovative and offers a lot more opportunities.
When it comes to the global political economy, no one "talks left and walks right" more than China, a dominant player in global capitalism. South African and Chinese aspirations have much in common.
China has many climate issues, but the steps the country is taking to combat these issues is being recognised worldwide.
China needs to do more to manage the balance between conservation and tourism to protect its rich biodiversity.
For the grand plans unveiled at the China-Africa summit to succeed, Africa will have to cooperate more extensively. The larger and more successful nations need to become sub-regional leaders.
China's experience indicates that special economic zones can help countries in Africa attract foreign investors, diversify their economies and promote manufacturing.