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Week in Review: Ore, Oil & Oranges

China's major oil suppliers in Africa and the Middle East are bracing for a downturn in prices after Beijing ordered the country's largest refiner, Sinopec, to scale back operations. Sinopec will reportedly reduce refining of road and aviation fuels by up to 10% in response to the slowdown ...

An Update on the Current State of China-Zimbabwe Economic Relations

China's ties with Zimbabwe are either going off the rails or are among the strongest most dynamic in Africa depending on who you listen to. Mounting civil society anger towards Chinese companies and their apparent disregard for local labor and environmental ...

Week in Review: Pangolins, Power and Payments

Nigerian customs authorities at the port of Lekki sized a record 7.1 tons of pangolin scales on Wednesday and arrested three suspects. A fourth, believed to be the smuggling kingpin is still at large. The endangered pangolin is now the most hunted mammal on earth and a seizure ...

The Fact That Someone From Zim VP Chiwenga’s Team Became Infected With COVID in Beijing is an Embarrassment For Both China and Zimbabwe

New details are emerging about the controversy surrounding a member of Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's delegation who was confirmed last week to be infected with COVID while on a visit to Beijing. The revelation that someone thought to be a ...

Reports: Authorities Force Beijing Hotel to Mandatory Quarantine After Zimbabwean VP Tested Positive For COVID

Hong Kong's Wen Wei Po newspaper is reporting that the Beijing Wangfujing Legendale Hotel is now under a mandatory 21-day quarantine after a Zimbabwean Vice President, most likely Constantino Chiwenga, tested positive for asymptomatic COVID-19.

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.

“For the Umpteenth Time,” Chinese Mining Company in Zimbabwe Angrily Rejects Environmentalist Charges That It’s Operating in a Protected Area

The Zimbabwe-based Chinese-owned mining company Afrochinese Smelting rejected accusations that it is illegally operating in the Mavuradonha Wilderness Area in northern Zimbabwe. In a statement released on Sunday, the company claimed that it's the victim of a "coordinated media campaign" that it says is "smearing" the company's ...

Week in Review: Trade, Tilapia and Transmission Lines

Wycliffe Oparanya, governor of Kenya's Kakamega County, opened a new $120 million EU-financed fish processing factory that is intended to help Kenya reduce its dependence on imported Chinese tilapia and increase exports to Europe. Local fishers have long complained that low-cost Chinese imports, which they claim are also ...

While Some in Asia and the Americas Raise New Concerns About the Efficacy of Chinese Vaccines, the PRC Embassy in Zimbabwe Claims Success

A large-scale vaccination drive in the western Zimbabwean city of Victoria Falls that's led to a plunge in the COVID-19 infection rate is prompting officials to claim they reached herd immunity. The Chinese embassy celebrated the success on Twitter on Monday, highlighting the fact that it was ...

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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