China’s domestic and overseas political economy, Africa-China relations,
As of 2022 Senior Researcher at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability
2021 Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
2016-2021 Research Associate, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
2015-2016 Research Fellow, China Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
2011-2014 Research Fellow, Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2007-2011 PhD candidate in Economics, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
Senegal is one of Africa’s top peanut-exporting countries. Exports to China yield significant benefits for local farmers. But with them come long-term repercussions for local consumption, processing industries, and future production, Daouda Cissé argues in this Megatrends Afrika Spotlight.
African countries share deep economic, political, and social ties with China. To better understand Beijing’s activities and impact, we need more robust empirical data. Future research should strengthen the link between empirical data and theoretical debates on status, power, and influence.
African governments and the AU have supported the development of the continent’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. China, too, has increasingly invested in that sector. This Policy Brief argues that while Beijing meets Africa’s need for the development, helps bridge the telecom gap and contributes to connectivity, there are risks surrounding China’s engagement.