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Uganda: Chinese Firm Seeks to Build Dam on Nile River

In Uganda, Chinese firm POWERCHINA International Group Limited (PIGL) has requested for a license to develop a $1.4bn Hydroelectric Power Station. According to their application, the Chinese firm plans to raise funds for the project through a 25-75 percent mix of equity and debt. If approved, the plant will expand the East African country’s power […]

Oil-rich Equatorial Guinea gifts China $2m to fight coronavirus outbreak

The government Equatorial Guinea has announced that the oil-rich country is to donate $2m to aid its “sister nation” China as it battles the coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed 636 people. The decision was made at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday and is intended as a show of “support and solidarity” to one […]

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Coronavirus: African airlines suspend flights to China

Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, RwandAir, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritus and Royal Air Maroc have suspended flights to mainland China because of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed at least 213 people there. The airlines said the suspensions are indefinite or temporary, and have offered to refund or re-route passengers who had booked flights to China. […]

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Russian, Chinese warships arrive in South Africa

In South Africa, Russian and Chinese warships have arrived in Cape Town for their first naval exercises with South Africa in a demonstration of shifting allegiances. The Russian Navy has sent its Slava class guided-missile cruiser, Marshal Ustinov. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China has deployed its frigate, Weifang, to join their host’s […]

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China accuses Zimbabwe of understating financial aid

China accused Zimbabwe on Tuesday of understating its financial help to the southern African nation, after budget figures released by Zimambabwe showed that China ranked poorly on the list of Harare’s foreign donors. While presenting Zimbabwe’s 2020 budget last week, Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said donor funding from China only amounted to $3.6m from […]

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Morocco’s RAM to launch first direct flight to China

Morocco’s national carrier, Royal Air Maroc, has announced it will launch in January the first direct flight between the North African country and China that has become the kingdom’s tourism market target. The airline said the first flight will take off on January 16 next year. The expansion to China is part of the management’s […]

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Creation of Chinese-Moroccan Center for Traditional Medicine in Casablanca Contemplated

Morocco and China are discussing the establishment of a Chinese-Moroccan center for traditional medicine in Casablanca, part of the projects planned under the “Belt and road” initiative. The creation of the center was discussed at a meeting in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Sunday between Chinese officials and the Moroccan delegation, led by Health […]

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China Yunhong Group to invest over $300 million in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, Chinese industrial giant, China Yunhong Group plans to invest about 200 billion FCFA (about $336.6 million) over the next five years in the West African nation. The information was disclosed during a meeting between the company’s CEO, Li Yubao, and President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. Li Yubao said his group’s planned investments […]

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China lifts its beef ban on South Africa

China lifts its beef ban on South Africa

outh Africa has resumed beef exports to China after an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Vhembe, a northern district of Limpopo province halted trade. In January, The World Organization for Animal Health has officially suspended South Africa temporarily as an exporting country until the affected area is free of […]

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Don’t expect debt relief, US warns Africa

Tibor Peter Nagy, the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, has warned African countries running up debt that they should not expect to be bailed out by western-sponsored debt relief. Referring to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, Tibor warned African nations that the US would […]

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