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Uganda Scrambles to Find Investors For Stalled Industrial Park Project After Chinese Partners Drop Out

The fate of the Masaka Industrial Park in southwest Uganda is now in question after Chinese investors, including the provincial government of Sichuan, pulled out of the project. The Chinese side withdrew after they failed to persuade their Ugandan partners to structure the deal as a joint ...

Can Ugandan Coffee Be the Next “Coffee Success” Story in China?

Like many Ugandans, coffee has always been a huge part of my life. My earliest memories are of helping my parents tend their small coffee garden in the rural village of Kishabya, Sheema district in south-western Uganda. Hilly with rich fertile soils and a tropical rainy season, ...

More Than Half a Billion Doses of Chinese Vaccines Will be Manufactured Overseas Every Year

Chinese pharmaceutical companies have finalized production licensing agreements with seven countries around the world that will enable the production of just under 600 million COVID-19 vaccine doses every year, according to data from Bridge. Bridge notes that at ...

Anxiety Over Chinese Loans is Once Again Front Page News in Nigeria

A front-page story on The Guardian newspaper on Wednesday highlighted renewed worries in Nigeria about the country's debts to China.  There was no new information in the story as Chinese lending to Nigeria has remained largely flat over the ...

Africa Check (Again) Tries to Debunk Misperceptions About Nigeria’s Debts to China

Concerns over Chinese debt sustainability in Nigeria have resurfaced recently due to the government's jump-starting the construction of a $5.3 billion standard gauge railway that will be built and financed through concessional lending by the Chinese government.  Also, a ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

What We’ve Lost in the Fire

This weekend was a rough one for South Africa. On Sunday, the country watched as fires around Table Mountain slowly started creeping downhill, towards the beautiful campus of the University of Cape Town (UCT). Soon it was confirmed that the university’s African Studies library, which housed a unique collection of African film, and one of the biggest repositories of historical documents related to Southern Africa, was on fire. Librarians are still trying ...

Algeria to Become Second African Country to Manufacture COVID-19 Vaccines

Algeria announced that it would become the second country in Africa to begin local manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical Minister Lotfi Benbahmed said on Wednesday that the government will partner with Russia to begin production of the Sputnik V vaccine in September.

Dozens of Tanzanian Soybean Companies Get the Go-Ahead to Start Exporting to China

Chinese customs authorities granted approvals to 49 Tanzanian soybean companies this week to begin exporting their crop to China. While the opening of this new market could prove to be very lucrative for Tanzanian farmers, it's unlikely that it'll have much impact on China's soybean imports that ...

G20 Suspends Debt Repayments For Another Six Months

The G20 is providing developing countries with yet more breathing room to repay their debts. G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs met yesterday and announced that it would extend the Debt Service Suspension Initiative by another six months from June through December.

How China Lends: A Landmark Report on Chinese Loan Contracts

A groundbreaking new analysis by researchers in the United States and Germany provides an unprecedented look inside the contracts that China uses to lend billions of dollars to developing countries around the world. The new ...

Egypt Poised to Become First Country in Africa to Manufacture Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines, Says Health Minister

Egypt will soon become the first country in Africa to locally manufacture a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, according to Health Minister Hala Zayed (photo). The minister informed the Cabinet yesterday that a deal between Egyptian state-owned pharmaceutical company VASCERA and Sinovac has ...
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