Dr Cornelia Tremann is an independent consultant and the Senegal and Gabon Representative for the China Africa Advisory. Over the past decade, she has lived and worked on China-Africa and international development issues in Madagascar, China, and Senegal, and is currently based in Libreville, Gabon. She is a UQ and LSE graduate, and has a PhD from SOAS.
Insights from Africa as China stumbles in the Pacific
Investment, infrastructure, and influence building – what worked for China before may not again elsewhere.
FOCAC: No mention of controversies while China sticks to a game plan
While largely business as usual, China’s major summit with African leaders did signal some important shifts.
China’s digital currency: Next stop, Africa?
Beijing’s new electronic payment system has major implications for the global economy.
China: World’s biggest polluter ... and climate activist?
Its greenhouse gas emissions are more than the US and EU combined, but China has big ambitions for carbon neutrality.
China eyes African prospects to iron out trade tension with Australia
Investing in largely untapped iron ore sources in Africa might be Beijing’s answer to diversifying import sources.
As Africa prepares to fight Covid-19, China steps up
In a fast and very visible way, China has sought to assume a role as a global humanitarian leader – and is succeeding.
In Africa, the US plays catch-up with China
The Secretary of State’s upcoming African visit reveals a US strategy fixated on hobbling Chinese momentum.
The new US Africa strategy is not about Africa. It’s about China
A US Africa strategy should focus on US-Africa relations, not on China-Africa relations.