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Shipment of Chinese-government COVID-19 Aid Arrives in Ghana and Will be Distributed to 18 African Countries

37.6 tons of PPE and other COVID-19 aid arrived at Accra's international airport on Monday as part of a large-scale Chinese government relief operation to provide badly-needed medical supplies to 18 African countries. The supplies contain personal protection equipment ...

Africa to Receive a Second Batch of COVID-19 Medical Supplies From Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma

Alibaba founder and philanthropist Jack Ma announced on Monday that more donations are on their way to help African countries contain the spread of COVID-19. The latest batch of material is more focused on supplying badly-needed medical equipment, including ventilators and thermometers, rather than the Personal Protective ...

Don’t Write Off China’s Medical Diplomacy in Africa Just Because Nigeria Isn’t Happy About It

There's no doubt that the tremendous backlash against the plan to send an 18-person Chinese medical team to Nigeria is catching Beijing off guard. After all, this isn't how it's supposed to go. In Italy and Serbia, Chinese medical staff were received like heroes coming to save ...

Why Are so Many Nigerian Doctors and Journalists Upset About a Chinese Medical Team Coming to Advise on COVID-19?

Unlike Chinese aid which was gladly received by the Nigerian government and Nigerians, the public reaction to the news of Chinese medical experts coming to Nigeria is a different story. Last Friday, the Nigerian Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire,

The U.S. Wants to be Very Clear That It, Not China, is the World’s Largest Provider of Humanitarian Aid

Amid headlines of Jack Ma's donation of COVID-19 PPE in Africa and a steady stream of news stories characterizing the U.S. as going "AWOL" in the fight against the global pandemic, the U.S. Department of State wants to remind everyone that America remains ...

From Ebola to COVID-19: 4 Lessons China Can Apply to its Response in Africa

Over the last few weeks, we have seen various Chinese actors launch significant campaigns in Africa to help tackle COVID-19. So far, the Chinese government has created numerous online resources to share its experience; sent 12,000 testing kits to multiple African countries and organized ...

Joy and Relief as Jack Ma’s Donated Masks and COVID-19 Test Kits Make Their Way to Countries Across Africa

Ethiopian Airlines jets packed with medical supplies donated by Chinese billionaire and philanthropist Jack Ma landed at airports across Africa yesterday. Each country is to receive an equal allocation of masks, COVID-19 testing kits and protective wear for medical personnel. ...

China Launches Massive Global COVID-19 Aid Campaign in Africa

Over the past several days China has rapidly escalated relief efforts in Africa and elsewhere around the world to help governments to contain the spread of COVID-19. Chinese state-run media outlets, official social media accounts and third-party media partners across Africa (see below) are flooded with stories ...

China Jumps Back Into the Fight Against Ebola in Africa

The Chinese government is preparing to send medical personnel to South Sudan and Uganda in a bid to contain the spread of the Ebola virus that is currently ravaging parts of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since the Chinese ...
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