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Paul Kagame: “I Don’t Think China Has Forced Any Country in Africa To Take Their Money”

President Paul Kagame joined former U.S. National Security Advisor for what has become a trademark for the Rwandan leader to be brutally frank with U.S. and European interlocutors about sensitive political issues in Africa, including China's presence on the continent. President ...

Senator Ted Cruz Delays Confirmation Vote on U.N. Ambassador Nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield Over Her China-Africa Speech

Texas Senator Ted Cruz threw a wrench into Linda Thomas-Greenfield's confirmation process to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Cruz called for a one-week delay of the vote on her confirmation and while that doesn't sound like much, it would push ...

Rival Factions in Washington Square Up For a New Fight Over IMF Special Drawing Rights

Early on in the COVID-19-induced financial crisis in Africa, finance ministers and other senior-level stakeholders across the continent called on the IMF to issue new so-called Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) that would provide desperately-needed liquidity into their economies. When 

China Donates 10 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to the Global Covax Alliance

China took a big step on Wednesday to expand its global vaccine donation drive with a sizable contribution to the global vaccine alliance known as Covax. The Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing would provide the alliance with 10 million doses from three of China's largest ...