When the machines arrived last winter, the villagers were awestruck by the four electric slot machines split between two roadside shacks, chirping and clattering. Then the machines started winning.
Beijing has invested billions in “soft power” campaigns aimed at convincing the world that China is a cultural and political success story. Now it's backing it with digital infrastructure in Africa
A journey along one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Ethiopian history, launched by Beijing. U.S. activity in Africa is at a lowest ebb, even as China is expanding across the continent.