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China Gives EAC $200,000 for Political Dialogue in Burundi

China has donated $200,000 to the East African Community (EAC) as part of efforts aimed at facilitating dialogue in the political crisis in Burundi. Violence in Burundi began in the wake of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement that he would seek a third term in office, and continued after he was elected last year. Last month […]

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Mugabe Threatens to Pull Africa out of UN

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe on Saturday announced that the African Union is of the view that if their position of getting a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council is not adopted, the AU will pull out of the United Nations next year. Mugabe made the statement before thousands of Zanu PF party supporters […]

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Africa’s Elephants Face Worst Drop, Report

Africa lost as many as 111,000 elephants over the last decade as a surge in poaching in the east of the continent caused the population’s biggest decline in the past 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report released over the weekend. The report was released during the 17th […]

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Namibia’s Economic Growth Slowing – IMF

Slow budgetary consolidation efforts by authorities as well as a slowdown in the buildings and public works sector could put the brakes on Namibia’s economy, IMF said on Thursday. According to the Washington-based International lender, Namibia’s economic growth is likely to drop this year from 5.3 percent in 2015 to 2.5 percent. IMF officials equally […]

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China Donates Zimbabwe over 5,500 Tons of Rice

Chinese government has donated Zimbabwe 5,500 tons of rice to help alleviate hunger after a drought has left up to 4 million Zimbabweans in need of food aid. “Today’s event again testifies the strong ties between China and Zimbabwe as all-weather partners, especially in the area of food security and agriculture,” the Chinese ambassador to […]

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Zimbabwe to Introduce Local Bank Notes by October

Zimbabwe will introduce local bank notes at the end of October, the central bank governor said on Thursday. According to Governor John Mangudya, the southern-African nation will circulate the equivalent of $75 million in the notes by the end of the year. Zimbabweans are worried that introducing “bolnd notes” to ease dollar shortages could open […]

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DRC: Grand Inga Dam Construction to Start without Social Impact Surveys

The democratic Republic of Congo is set to begin construction of the largest dam in the world within months, without conducting any environmental impact study and despite the World Bank’s disapproval, International Rivers said. According to the head of the Grand Inga Project Office, Bruno Kapandji, environmental and social impact surveys will not be completed […]

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Beijing, Lomé Boost 44-Year Old Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe on Monday, vowed to push bilateral ties to a new stage. The Togolese president is paying a state visit to China from May 29 to June 2. The two leaders agreed to promote bilateral ties through enhanced cooperation in various fields that will benefit the people […]

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China Refutes Selling Human Meat in Africa

Chinese officials on Thursday refuted claims that China has been selling human meat as corned beef in Africa. The reaction follows a Facebook post by unnamed Zambian woman living in China, who warned people against consuming corned beef from China. The woman claimed that Chinese beef companies were collecting dead human bodies, marinating them, packing […]

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Morocco, China, a Shared Resolve to Upgrade Africa’s Development

King Mohammed has just paid a visit to China to give a new momentum to Morocco’s relations with the Asian economic giant. The goal was fulfilled and the two countries launched a strategic partnership, described as a milestone for the development of bilateral ties, and as a tangible embodiment of the two countries’ shared will […]

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