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Not a Day Goes by That Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian Doesn’t Talk About COVID-19 Aid to Africa

Regular readers of this newsletter may have noticed a new trend. In recent weeks, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijian has mentioned Beijing's COVID-19 medical relief to Africa in almost every one of his regular press briefings.  The questions ...

Rwanda Attempts to Debunk Fake News Reports That it Deported 18 Chinese Nationals

Rwanda's foreign ministry is attempting to quell fake news reports now circulating widely online that claim President Paul Kagame deported 18 Chinese nationals for allegedly mistreating local workers. It's noteworthy that this online rumor was apparently sparked by 

Amid an Unprecedented Debt Crisis, Nigeria’s House of Reps Approves $23 Billion of New Loans — Mostly From China

Nigeria's House of Representatives approved a request by President Mohammadu Buhari to borrow an additional $22.7 billion from international creditors.  Tuesday's House vote follows earlier approval by the Senate. It's important to note ...

Q&A: Nigerian Representative Ben Igbakpa Explains Why He Wants to Investigate 20 Years of Chinese Loans

April marked the beginning of major turbulence in China-Africa relations following reports of racism against Africans in Guangzhou. Then the unprecedented happened when African ambassadors wrote a joint letter to the Chinese government demanded an explanation for the maltreatment of Africans in China.