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China’s Latest Donation to Tanzania Highlights an Important Diplomatic Trend in Africa

TWEET TRANSLATION: The Government of the People's Republic of China has provided Shs. 714 million to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation where the donation will be used to build the capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

China’s ambassador to Tanzania, Chen Mingjian, participated in a signing ceremony on Monday with Foreign Minister Joseph Sokoine to mark the donation of 2 million RMB or $314,000 to the Tanzanian foreign ministry.

The donation itself is unremarkable and, obviously, not a lot of money. What’s key here, though, is China’s increasingly important role in facilitating the day-to-day operations of foreign ministries across the continent, mostly through donations of buildings and training academies.

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