Updated: Apr 8, 2020
As Africa’s economies and populations have grown, China has reaped the rewards.
Now Africa’s largest trade partner, China is the biggest player in the continent’s infrastructure boom, funding and building highways, railroads, ports and presidential palaces.
Such presence has brought claims of bribery, racism and a 'new form of colonisation'. Kenyan artist and painter, Michael Soi, has created the collection “China Loves Africa” which questions if China is the latest in a long line of outside powers focused on pillaging Africa’s natural resources.