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COVID-19: A Breakthrough Moment for China’s Soft Power in Africa

An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa loaded with large amounts of supplies donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to help Africa combat the spread of COVID-19. Photo via Xinhua.

After months of waiting anxiously, reports of the COVID-19 virus spreading across is now a daily occurrence. As of today, there are 1198 confirmed cases in 41 African countries.

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