China in Africa

A series of reports on a massive program of Chinese investment that is reshaping Africa.

One-armed bandits hit the savanna: Inside the Chinese-led gambling epidemic in rural Ghana

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.

'China has conquered Kenya': Inside Beijing's new strategy to win African hearts and minds

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

China says it built a railway in Africa out of altruism, but it's more strategic than that

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.