Africa-China News Review for 1-15 Nov. 2021, with Eric Olander

This is the first in a new series of progammes produced by the Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP) and the China Africa Project (CAP) in which we review the major stories of the last two weeks and look ahead to the next few weeks. ACRP Project Coordinator Barry van Wyk is joined by Eric Olander, CAP Managing Editor.  

Topics discussed this week: 

FOCAC 21 – What to look out for at this year’s ministerial conference 
       Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership – Can it become a competitor to China’s Belt &
 Road Initiative (BRI)? 
The DRC – What’s going on with Chinese gold and cobalt companies?  
Kenya – Are all the big construction projects paying off yet? 
Conflicting views on the new Aiddata report 
China’s distant fishing fleet, and  
Chinese electric buses all over Africa 

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Africa-China Training Forum at AIJC – 14 October 2021

The Africa-China Reporting Project’s annual Forum event this year focused specifically on training and tools for journalists, and took place as an online training session at the Wits Centre for Journalism‘s African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC 2021) on 14 October at 10:00-11:30 am (CAT).

The Forum was hosted by Bongiwe Tutu (Assistant Project Coordinator, ACRP) & Cobus van Staden (Director of Research & Analysis, CAP), and featured insights from three journalism training workshops the ACRP conducted in partnership with African organizations in 2021 in Nigeria (Paradigm Initiative), Malawi (Centre for Investigative Journalism) and Zimbabwe (Information for Development Trust). The event also featured a discussion of the ACRP’s hybrid training strategies in the era of COVID-19 and an overview of the ACRP’s training website launched in 2020, and a summary of the leading Africa-China news and investigations of 2021.

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Africa-China 101: Q&A with Author Lina Getachew Ayenew

Africa-China consultant and author Lina Getachew Ayenew is the author of The Complete Beginner’s Guide To China-Africa Relations, a five-part series. In this video she discusses the basics of Africa-China journalism with China Africa Project podcast host Eric Olander.

Africa-China news reporting, relations and resources

China Africa Project podcast hosts Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden share some tips, guidance, and online tools and resources for journalists to produce multimedia Africa-China journalism.