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 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
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.