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China Isn’t Just Shipping Vaccines to Zimbabwe, It’s Also Building Warehouses to Store Them

A new Twitter account popped up recently, intended to provide updates on a new China Aid-funded vaccine warehouse now under construction in the Zimbabwe capital Harare. You can follow the progress of the new warehouse on Twitter at 

With Chinese Infrastructure Financing Drying Up in Africa, China’s Contractors Now Look to Europe

China's construction giants are knocking on the doors of development finance agencies in Europe in a bid to find new sources of funding for projects in Africa, according to a report in Global Trade Review. Until recently, Chinese ...

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Takes a Ride on New Chinese Train Linking to New Chinese-Built Administrative Capital

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi boarded a Chinese-made train on Wednesday for a glimpse of what the new electrified metro railway will be like when it ferries commuters to and from the country's new administrative capital that's now under construction by Chinese contractors outside of Cairo. ...

Kenyatta Urges African, Caribbean Leaders to “Wake Up” on COVID and Debt Issues

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta used his opening address at a virtual summit of African and Caribbean leaders on Wednesday to issue an urgent plea to fellow leaders that they have to "wake up" to the challenges presented by the pandemic and the worsening debt crisis ...

What to Expect From the Upcoming China-Africa Leaders Summit?

With the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation leaders summit now widely expected to take place sometime in November, scholars and analysts are starting to set the expectations for the outcomes of the triennial gathering that will likely be much more contentious this year than in the past. ...

Don’t Worry About the Debt, Assures Kenya’s Treasury Minister as Millions Flow Back to China

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary in the Treasury, Ukur Yatani defended the government’s recent borrowing spree and urged citizens not to worry about debt since the government has a repayment plan. “If you want fast development you have to borrow. It would take us ...

Why Is the Kenyan Government Determined to Hide Its Chinese Loan Contracts?

A growing number of Kenyans are becoming increasingly incensed with Attorney General (AG) Kihara Kariuki for his determination to challenge activists’ demands in court for disclosure of the $3.2 billion Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) contract with China. The move didn’t go down well with ...

Chinese EV Battery Makers Push New Cobalt-Free Power Packs

Two seemingly contradictory trends are underway in China's electric vehicle battery market. On the one hand, there's a greater push to import ever-larger quantities of cobalt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At the same time, there are also rapid moves to develop ...

Mnangagwa: “We Are Not Worried About Those Who Get Angry Because China Has Helped Us.”

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa toured the construction site of the new Robert Mugabe International Airport expansion in Harare on Wednesday. The expansion is being financed and built by China. After the tour, President Mnangagwa took aim at critics, presumably in the U.S. and UK, of ...

Thanks to a “Partnership” With China, President Kenyatta Breaks Ground For New Military Hospital

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had a photo op atop a heavy earth mover on Wednesday at the Kabete Military Barracks in Nairobi to break ground on a massive new state-of-the-art military hospital that will be built in "partnership" with China. ...
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