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China rejects Polisario’s participation in Africa summit

China has reduced the Polisario to its real status that of a separatist militia lacking all the attributes of a state and hence ineligible to attend the anti-covid China-Africa summit. China’s steady stand in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity was another slap to South Africa which has lobbied in vain with Chinese officials to include […]

Regional observer mission prevented from attending elections in Burundi

The election observation mission of the East African Community (EAC), expected earlier this week, will probably not be in Burundi for the triple election scheduled in nine days, at least according to a letter from the Burundian government to the secretariat general of this organization. The minister responsible for relations with this regional organization has […]

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Jack Ma Foundation made its third donation of health equipment to Africa

The CDC, a specialized medical agency of the African Union, on Wednesday, 29th April, received medical equipment donated by China’s billionaire Jack Ma Foundation in partnership with the Beijing government. The equipment will be distributed to the 55 member states of the African Union. The shipment, which includes 4.6 million masks, 500,000 tests, 300 ventilators […]

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Moratorium on Africa’s debt payments is “an indispensable step” –France’s Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday urged international creditors to relieve African countries of debt payments this year to help them deal with the coronavirus pandemic. In a wide-ranging interview with RFI on Wednesday Macron said a moratorium on African countries’ debt payments is “an indispensable step” to help the continent weather the coronavirus crisis. […]

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COVID-19: 111 Africans tested positive in China’s Guangzhou city

A total of 111 Africans in China’s southern city of Guangzhou had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Monday, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. According to Chen Zhiying, executive vice mayor of Guangzhou, 19 cases were imported. Some 4,553 African people in the city had undergone nucleic acid testing since April 4, […]

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African leaders back WHO and Tedros Ghebreyesus after Trump’s attacks

African leaders on Wednesday rallied behind the World Health Organization (WHO) and its head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus following an attack on the world health body by American president Donald Trump. “The WHO really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good […]

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Ghana asks China to step up on Africa debt relief

China must do more to help ease the debt burden of African countries facing economic calamity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Ghana’s finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta said on Monday. According to Ken Ofori-Atta, Europe may also need to offer special drawing rights – a form of foreign exchange reserves managed by the International […]

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Zambia inks over $824 mln deal with China Railway

Zambia has signed a contract of more than $824 million with a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corporation to upgrade a rail line, the company said on Wednesday. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation will rehabilitate the railway line in southern Zambia over a period of eight years, China Railway said in a statement. Infrastructure development […]

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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 […]

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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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