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Chinese and Australian Companies Battle For Control of Massive Congolese Lithium Mine

Two mining majors, one from China and the other from Australia, are fighting a pitched battle over a 15% share of the massive Manono lithium mine in the southern Democratic Republic of the Congo. While normally such a small ...

Ghanaian Chief Pleads For Government to Better Protect His Community’s Land From Illegal Chinese Miners

A local chief in southern Ghana convened a press conference over the weekend to issue a public appeal for the government to do more to protect his community's land against illegal Chinese miners. Nana Gyamera Kwabena Yiakwah II claimed that Chinese ...

Three Days to Go Before the Grand Opening of the Nairobi Expressway and a Lot of People Are Really ?&#)$! at the Chinese Contractor

The highly-anticipated opening of Nairobi's largest ever infrastructure project is now just days away and while many will be thrilled that a new expressway is finally opening to traffic, there's widespread discontent with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) that built the highway.

China’s Economic Slowdown Felt All the Way at the Port of Mombasa While Namibia’s Port Expands to Grab More DRC Cargo

🇰🇪 Kenyan shipping officials say the lockdowns in China and the long delays for vessels to dock in Chinese ports are having a major impact on the volumes of cargo processed at the Ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam. (THE EAST AFRICAN)

Chinese Contractors Complete Burundi’s First New Power Plant in 30 Years

Chinese engineers completed the first phase of the Hujibazi Hydropower Station in Burundi, the country's first new power generation facility in 30 years. This project was financed as an aid initiative and when fully operational later this summer it will generate 15,000 kilowatts of electricity. 

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Q&A: Africa’s Role in China’s Global Military Expansion: Defense Expert Unpacks a Thorny Issue

The head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino, on Tuesday added to the growing alarm in Washington DC defense circles about the global reach of China’s military. 

Speaking in front of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, Aquilino said China is building capacity to seize Taiwan, and: “The PRC also seeks to establish a network of overseas military installations that would extend its reach, allowing support for an increasingly global People’s Liberation ...

African Legislators Make Vain Appeal For Debt Cancellation 

Legislative leaders from across Africa issued a joint appeal on Tuesday for creditor nations to cancel some of the continent's outstanding debts.  The parliamentarians are meeting this week in Abuja for the first-ever gathering of the Conference ...