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Moroccan Police Arrest Uyghur Activist at China’s Request

34-year old Uyghur activist Yidiresi Aishan is now in Moroccan police custody awaiting likely deportation to China after he was arrested earlier this week at Casablanca's international airport. Police say they were acting on an Interpol Red Notice, the international police group's most wanted list, based on a ...

Record EV Sales in China Pushes Up the Price of Cobalt and Other Battery Materials

Chinese car buyers are snapping up electric-powered vehicles in record numbers. In the first half of the year alone, automakers sold 1.2 million new energy vehicles and almost a quarter of a million in June alone.

New BRI Index Reveals China’s Contractors Are Bullish on Building New Infrastructure in ASEAN, Not So Much in Africa

The Chinese state-owned insurance giant Sinosure and the China International Contractors Association released their new BRI Infrastructure Development Index that indicates where they think conditions are best for infrastructure growth. There's a lot of interest in Southeast Asia, much less so in Africa. Respondents ...

What Advice is a Loan Official From China’s Largest Bank Giving to Companies Looking to Invest in Africa?

Now that China has all but stopped large-scale lending for major infrastructure projects in Africa, there's a lot of confusion over what happens next. After all, Chinese lending has been the cornerstone of Beijing's 15+ year engagement strategy on the continent. ...

Uganda to Become the Latest African Country to Receive Vaccines From China

Staff from the Ugandan embassy in Beijing conducted a final inspection of a shipment of 300,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine that will arrive in Kampala on Saturday. This is among the first vaccine deliveries from China to Uganda ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Our Haunted Moment

Today we’re featuring a fascinating conversation with the Congolese analyst Christian-Geraud Neema Byamungu about recent developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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China’s New Ambassador to Uganda is Making the Rounds

China's new envoy to Uganda, Zhang Lizhong, isn't wasting any time becoming acquainted with local stakeholders in Uganda. Just one day after he presented his credentials to President Yoweri Museveni, the new ambassador met with the head of the state-run (and ...