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Gyude Moore: “The Success or Failure of the AfCTA Will Be on Us and Us Alone”

On January 1, the long-held dream of creating a pan-African free trade zone became a reality with the launch of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA). What makes this project unique, according to Center for Global Development Senior Policy Fellow Gyude Moore, is that this is ...

10 Issues That Will Shape China-Africa Relations in 2021

1. VACCINES: With the U.S., EU on the Sidelines, China's Vaccine Distribution in Africa Could Produce Huge Geopolitical Dividends China is building a COVID-19 vaccine distribution pipeline in Africa including a cold-chain air bridge from Shenzhen, a distribution hub in ...

Reuters: Suspected Chinese Hackers Stole AU Surveillance Video

For the second time in two years, China is being accused of spying on the headquarters of the African Union. A new report published today by the Reuters news service alleges that suspected Chinese hackers infiltrated AU servers and obtained video surveillance files from the ...

New Allegations That China Spied on the AU Spark a Flashback to Similar Accusations in 2018

Reuters' exclusive report that suspected Chinese hackers penetrated the African Union's IT networks to siphon off data prompted many to think "uh oh, here we go again," and recalling similar accusations back in 2018. In 2018, 

China Accused (Again) of Spying on the African Union

Today's Reuters report that detailed how suspected Chinese hackers broke into African Union data networks to siphon off surveillance video sparked a whole new round of "I told you so." The initial reaction online to the report was essentially what do you ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Unpacking the Chinese Government’s New Development Vision

This weekend the Chinese government released a new white paper on development. It comes in unassuming guise – it’s basically a MS Word Doc with the workaday title of China’s International Development Cooperation in the New Era. But in its own way it’s eye-popping.If (like me) you have an irrational fetish for long lists of country names, this document is for you. The bulk of the white paper outlines the different kinds of ...

China, African Union Break Ground on New HQ For the Africa Centers for Disease Control

Senior African Union officials together with Chinese diplomats led a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday at the site of the new Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Just as with the African ...

This Graphic Shows the Huge Diplomatic Opportunity For China If It Can Provide Africa With Sufficient Supplies of C19 Vaccines

It is becoming increasingly apparent that Africa is going to be the last region around the world to secure sufficient supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to innoculate a majority of its population, according to data from the Economist Intelligence Unit. John Nkengasong, ...

Chinese Foreign Minister Calls on the UN Security Council to Boost African Vaccine Access

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, called on the United Nations to help ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, as treatments for the virus start to become available. The Foreign Minister issued the appeal on Friday at a virtual ...

Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane: The Call for Renewed Pan-African Agency in China-Africa Relations

In the first days of November, the world turned towards the United States. Would Trump, one of the most divisive figures in global politics, secure another four years in the White House? Or would the American people vote for a change? While he is currently refusing to ...

China, African Union Move Forward to Build New Center for Disease Control HQ

The African Union's Commissioner for Social Affairs, Amira Elfadil, attended a signing ceremony on Monday in Addis Ababa with representatives from China's Ministry of Commerce to finalize the agreement for construction of the Africa Centers for Disease Control. Finalizing the deal to ...
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