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Covid-19: Morocco’s King talks with China’s Pdt on partnership to fight pandemic

Partnership between Morocco and China in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic was among the major topics discussed during a telephone conversation held on Monday between King Mohammed VI and president Xi Jinping. The phone call was an occasion to thank China for its support to the strong preventive measures taken by Morocco to prevent […]

Niger: Petrol shortage in the country after a dispute between the State and Soraz Company

The oil refining company Soraz, majority owned by China, cut off the petrol tap at the Nigerien Petroleum Products Company (Sonidep) for unpaid invoices, preventing the latter from honoring its commitments to its customers and imposing a shortage on Nigeriens. If this conflict is not resolved, significant financial losses are feared on both sides, with […]

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South Africa: Andrew Mlangeni, the last survivor of the Rivonia trial, died at the age of 95

South Africa has just lost another great figure in the struggle against apartheid. Andrew Mlangeni passed away last night. He had just celebrated his 95th birthday and for the past week had been admitted to a hospital in Pretoria for abdominal pains. It is a page in the history of the country that is being […]

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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 […]

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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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