China in Africa: Kenya Railway Study Shows Investment Projects Aren’t a One-way Street

Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images Gediminas Lesutis, University of Amsterdam and Zhengli Huang, Tongji University China is an important economic player in Africa. In 2021 alone, China accounted for nearly US$5 billion in foreign direct investment in African countries. The rapidly increasing Chinese presence across Africa has become a contentious issue both for Beijing and […]

Accra’s Market Fires Are Devastating to Informal Traders 

Market fires cause significant upheavals in the heavily informal Ghanaian economy. Wikimedia Commons Seth Asare Okyere, University of Arizona; Louis Kusi Frimpong, University of Environment and Sustainable Development ; Matthew Abunyewah, Charles Darwin University, and Stephen Kofi Diko, University of Memphis Ghana’s informal urban markets play a key role in the country’s economy. They employ […]