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Clashes over COVID-19 Aid in Nigeria

During a conversation I recently had with the founder of a Nigerian rural healthcare nonprofit, I got a real taste of what COVID-19 looks on the ground for healthcare practitioners in the developing world. Nigeria has not yet faced the full force of COVID-19, with approx. 300 ...

The U.S. is Falling Behind in the Race for the COVID-19 Narrative

Few names are as closely associated with philanthropy as Bill Gates. As the second richest person alive, he has used his immense wealth to improve global health through his charitable organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation gave over $4 billion in grants in 2017, ...

How COVID-19 Will Change Global Perceptions of the U.S.: Perspectives From an American Student

“At this point, we’re probably better off spending spring break in Wuhan.” As a college freshman who returned home for spring break on March 6th, I fully expected to return by the 16th. Within days, however, updates cascaded ...

Coronavirus May Cost Some African Leaders Re-election

The coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan sparked an intense global conversation on health implications. Governments of developed nations responded quickly by putting measures in place to avert an outbreak, though they have not been so successful at that. In so doing, the world wondered how Africa would cope, ...

It Is Not Too Late for African Governments to Get African Students out of Wuhan

Though some skeptics, in conspiracy theory fashion, link the source of the novel coronavirus to U.S. biological warfare, what has been identified to be a more probable cause of the virus by international health organizations, like the World Health Organization (WHO), is a ‘wet market’ in ...

China’s Gift of 100 Police Cars to Ghana Is Not the Most Judicious Use of Resources

A local Ghananian publication, Star FM, published a news story on Saturday 28 December 2019, about 100 cars that were gifted to Ghana’s Police Service by the Chinese government. Explaining the gift, China’s  ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang, said: "These vehicles will play an important role ...

The $2 Billion Ghana-Sinohydro Deal Does Not Serve Ghana’s National Interest. Review It

While Ghana’s President, Nana Akuffo-Addo, is eyeing the next election; the Chinese are gazing at the opportunity to secure supply of strategic resources probably at the expense of the Ghanaian nation. About The Deal ...

My Perspective on Jack Ma’s Africa Move: The Time Has Never Been Better For African Entrepreneurs To Make It Big

Perhaps the place that garnered the most attention on 16th November 2019 in Accra, Ghana was the Accra International Conference Center (AICC). What made it the most exciting place to be? The Jack Ma Foundation in Africa. Amongst the prominent people hosted at the event was Ghana’s ...

Chinese and International Public Perceptions of China’s Fishing Fleets in West Africa

This article was written collectively by the following China House Student Fellows: Ma Chenrui 马辰睿, 19, Zhengzhou University; Huang Rui 黄蕊, 20, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; Zhang Ruoxuan 张若璿, 21, Jilin University and Xu Danlin 徐丹林, 30. Is Sino-African fishing cooperation “mutually ...

Why It’s Going to be Difficult to Roll Out 5G in Africa

This article was collectively written by China House Fellows Ye Hongbo 叶宏波, 22, from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics; Zhao Yi 赵诣, 20, from Nankai University; Wu Weiyang 武未央 from Tianjin University of Finance and Economics; Wang Zhi 王植, 20, from South China Normal University and ...
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