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Symbolism Galore as Qin Gang Opens Africa CDC HQ

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and AU Commission Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat inaugurated the Chinese-financed and built headquarters for the Africa CDC in Addis Ababa on January 11, 2022. Image via @AUC_MoussaFaki.

Qin Gang’s many photo-ops in Addis Ababa included the opening ceremony of the Chinese-built Africa Centers for Disease Control Headquarters building on Wednesday.

This is the latest in a series of high-profile buildings for African multilateral and government bodies built by China, including the AU headquarters, Zimbabwe’s parliament building and the ECOWAS HQ in Nigeria.

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