A Youth Perspective on the 2017 Elections in Kenya and Rwanda

– Wadeisor Rukato

The second half of 2017 has been a particularly dynamic time when it comes to African elections and the transfer of power amongst political elites. Just over two weeks ago, on the 21st of November, Robert Mugabe submitted his resignation ending his 37-year presidency. Few Zimbabweans could have imagined this would happen in their lifetimes. Continue reading “A Youth Perspective on the 2017 Elections in Kenya and Rwanda”

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Old People, Young People: Analysing Population Age Structure in Uganda and China

In a 2007 statement delivered at the 40th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) acknowledged that “the world today is home to the largest population of young people and the largest population of persons aged 60 years and over” (Obaid, 2007) Continue reading Old People, Young People: Analysing Population Age Structure in Uganda and China

China’s growing interests in Africa; A challenge to ‘non-interference’?

– Wadeisor Rukato Since the establishment of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in 2000, Chinese investment in African countries has rapidly accelerated. China’s growing interest in the region has been accompanied by an increasing need for it to protect … Continue reading China’s growing interests in Africa; A challenge to ‘non-interference’?

Response to “Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism” by Li Anshan

–  Gregory Scott and Luyolo Sijake After reading Professor Li’s piece “Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism”, we, as people of African descent from highly racialized societies currently living in China, felt it necessary to address and respond to … Continue reading Response to “Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism” by Li Anshan

[Opinion] 李安山:Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism

– Li Anshan This Article was shared from Wechat and is available here. Recently, a detergent ad appeared on Chinese TV that depicts a Chinese woman placing a black man in a washing machine, and when she opens the lid, she finds that his color has been “washed away,” revealing he’s actually a Chinese man underneath. The ad has been denounced as racist in China and abroad, and there has been heated debate online among members of the google-email group named “chinese-in-africaafaricans-in-china.” As a Chinese scholar, I would like to share my thoughts with colleagues. After more than 30 years … Continue reading [Opinion] 李安山:Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism

China-Africa Journalism Forum

-Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni 中国和非洲眼中的彼此—-燕京学堂举办“中非记者交流论坛” 2016年5月14日,由燕京学堂陈振兴及四位非洲同学发起的中非记者交流论坛在北京大学举行。 “It is an exciting time to discuss China-Africa relations” Bruce Chen a Yenching Scholar said as he began his opening speech at the China-Africa Journalism Forum held on the 14th of May. The forum brought together journalists from Africa and China, Chinese professors, the former Chinese ambassador to Eritrea and Rwanda, as well as representatives from Chinese enterprises in Africa to share their experiences and opinions about “How China and Africa See Each Other.” This thought-provoking event was organized by the Yenching Academy of Peking University and International Sino-Africa Watch (ISAW), co-organized by the Center … Continue reading China-Africa Journalism Forum

Perspective and insight into the realities of the African Experience in the East

A conversation with Nicole Bonnah: Wadeisor Rukato  & Sihle Nontshokweni sat for an interview with Nicole Bonnah, sharing their perspectives on being an African in China. This interview first appeared on Blacklivesinchina.wordpress.com, written by Nicole Bonnag and was later published … Continue reading Perspective and insight into the realities of the African Experience in the East