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Uganda’s Parliament Considering New Law to Bolster Local Construction Companies Against Chinese Competition

The Ugandan parliament is considering a bill proposed by infrastructure minister Katumba Wamala that would provide sanctuary to local construction companies when bidding for smaller road contracts. Although China was not mentioned in the proposed legislation specifically, it's widely ...

Chinese Contractors Almost Finished With Upgrade and Expansion of Uganda’s Main International Airport

Five years after the state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) began work on a $200 million upgrade and expansion of Uganda's Entebbe International Airport, project managers say the project is 75% complete. When completed the new cargo terminal will be able ...

Egypt and Sinovac in Talks to Boost Vaccine Production For Africa

Egyptian Health Minister Hala al-Zayed met last week with Gao Qiang, head of R&D at Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, to discuss how the two sides can expand production at the company's factories in Egypt in order to make more jabs available for other ...

Who Has Distributed More Vaccines Abroad, China or the U.S.? Well, It Depends on What You’re Counting

Together, the Chinese-made Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines account for almost half of the 7.3 billion COVID-19 vaccines that have been delivered to date around the world, especially to developing regions in Asia and Latin America (not so much in Africa).

Large Shipment of Chinese Vaccines Arrive in Ethiopia at a Crucial Time for Beijing’s Ties With Addis Ababa

China's ambassador to Ethiopia, Zhao Zhiyuan handed over a donation of 800,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday to Health Minister Lia Tadesse at a ceremony at the international airport in Addis Ababa. What's notable here is that ...

Huawei’s Former Premium Smartphone Brand Honor Hopes to Make a Comeback in Africa

Huawei's former premium smartphone brand Honor (now owned by the Shenzhen city government) plans to make a big push in South Africa next year with the opening of three retail stores and distribution deals with the country's major telcos Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom. (TECH ...

We Now Know More About Zambia’s Debt… And It’s Not Good

The Zambian government owes creditors close to $27 billion, according to new data released by the Finance Ministry on Wednesday. The majority of those debts, $16.86 billion, are owed to foreign creditors and also include half a billion dollars of penalties for late payments. ...

China’s African Union Ambassador Previews Some of the Themes That Will be Raised at the Upcoming FOCAC Summit

China's mission to the African Union hosted an online forum on Wednesday where Ambassador Li Yuxi previewed some of the themes, albeit not in any great detail, that will be raised at the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit that is expected to take place at the ...

Leading China-Africa Experts Preview the Key Themes That Will Likely Dominate This Year’s FOCAC Summit

The eighth iteration of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Senegal reflects the broadening of the relationship to include economic, cultural, security, technological, and health cooperation at a time when Africa becomes more diplomatically important for a post-COVID China. While any ...

It’s Back to Business For Chinese Contractors in the DR Congo

Municipal authorities in the Congolese capital Kinshasa announced that Chinese construction major Sinohydro will be among the lead contractors to refurbish a 75-kilometer section of the city's decrepit rail line. Governor Gentiny Ngobila hosted a ceremony in City Hall (photo) on Tuesday ...
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