Eric Biegon Eric Biegon is a news reporter with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Op-Ed Blog

Why Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Africa tour is crucial

Interestingly, China has developed a tradition over the years where Chinese foreign ministers have always chosen Africa as their first overseas trip in the New Year. This tradition has been observed for the last 20 years. Yet 2018 is no different.

Africa stands to benefit from China’s global security initiatives

The Far East giant is itself an example to emulate given its remarkable progress in combating crime and its development of a sophisticated crime prevention mechanism over the years. 

Africa should show more investment opportunities for China

Undeniably, Africa is home to thousands of overseas companies, a large number of them being Chinese. Statistics show that these companies are growing faster than their peers elsewhere. Their balance sheets also point to huge profits.

China proving its support for Africa's environment

The Chinese government has reiterated its commitment to the environment and wildlife conservation by increasing funding to the sector in Africa to 20 million US dollars. 

BRICS Plus: vast opportunities to developing countries

If the Xiamen declaration is anything to go by, then BRICS Plus presents enormous opportunities for stronger and more sustainable economies in Africa.

Kenya and China seek to bolster bilateral ties

A recent World Bank report noted that Chinese businesses in Kenya employed on average 360 local workers, more than the average of 147 by other foreign companies in the East African country.