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WHO’s Call for Some Recipients of Chinese Vaccines to Get Booster Shots Will Further Complicate Africa’s Battle Against COVID

A World Health Organization panel of experts is recommending individuals 60 years and older who received injections of Chinese-made vaccines from either Sinopharm or Sinovac to get a booster shot. The new guidance from ...

Chinese Vaccine Shipments to Africa Jumped by Almost 4 Million Doses Last Week

Large shipments of Chinese-made vaccines to Tanzania and Mozambique among other countries last week helped to push total deliveries to the continent past 76 million doses, according to the latest Bridge Chinese vaccine tracker report. In all, China ...

Almost Every Country in Africa Has Now Received Chinese Vaccines

46 African countries to date have received shipments of Chinese vaccines, either sold, donated, or both, according to the latest update from the Beijing-based consulting firm Bridge's vaccine tracker report. In total, China has shipped 72.3 million doses ...

Week in Review: Vaccines, Military and Coal

Algeria will become the second African country after Egypt to begin local production of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines.  A new "fill-and-finish" facility in the eastern city of Constantine will begin producing Sinovac jabs on Wednesday. The government says initial output will range between 1-3 million doses per month through ...

The China-Mediterranean Observer: Greece Settles Port Dispute With China But Concerns Linger

Although many countries, such as Iraq, Algeria, and Syria, continue to underline the positive outcomes of their relations with China, the search through the media outlets of the wider Mediterranean also showed that there are raising concerns over a rising Chinese political presence in the MENA region, ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China’s Climate Role in the Global South

I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from COP26 stress. There’s so much riding on the global climate summit happening in Glasgow at the end of the month that it’s sometimes difficult to remember we face a few other pressing issues too. 

To this point, Foreign Affairs this week published a poll asking a stellar group of experts whether American foreign policy is too hostile to China. Not surprisingly they got ...

TRANSLATION: Nuclear Power Not a Viable Energy Option in Africa Say Trio of Chinese Experts

Africa's energy needs are enormous, especially as countries across the continent are moving quickly to build power-hungry industrial sectors. While the need for abundant clean energy is clearly there, some, led by Russian vendors, have proposed that nuclear energy may be the right solution.

MENA Countries Are Receiving the Bulk of Chinese Vaccines in Africa

Chinese vaccine deliveries to Africa increased by 5 million doses over the past week to 50.8 million jabs, according to the latest data from Beijing-based health consultancy Bridge Consulting's Chinese Vaccine Tracker report. But the distribution of those ...

76% of All Chinese Vaccine Distributions in Africa Have Gone to Just Four Countries

Chinese vaccine distributions in Africa remain highly distorted, favoring a small group of mostly North African countries that account for 3/4 of all deliveries on the continent, according to the latest figures from Bridge Beijing's independent vaccine tracking report.

China and the Arab League Publish a Joint Statement That Showcases Beijing’s Growing Ambitions in the Middle East

China and the Arab League published a sweeping joint statement on Monday that highlights Beijing's increasingly ambitious geopolitical agenda in the Middle East and Persian Gulf regions. The statement followed a Sunday meeting between visiting Chinese ...

Chinese Vaccine Deliveries to Africa Jumped by 4 Million Last Week

China is rapidly closing in half a billion total vaccines distributed worldwide with 4 million additional doses sent to African countries last week, according to the latest data by the independent firm Bridge Beijing's weekly vaccine tracking report. ...
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