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Chinese Miltary Donates COVID-19 Supplies to the Rwandan Military

A Chinese People's Liberation Army cargo plane landed Wednesday to deliver $300,000 worth of COVID-19 PPE and other medical supplies. The PLA donated the material to their counterparts in the Rwandan Defense Force.  It's not clear from the statement on the ...

Amid an Unprecedented Debt Crisis, Nigeria’s House of Reps Approves $23 Billion of New Loans — Mostly From China

Nigeria's House of Representatives approved a request by President Mohammadu Buhari to borrow an additional $22.7 billion from international creditors.  Tuesday's House vote follows earlier approval by the Senate. It's important to note ...

Q&A: Nigerian Representative Ben Igbakpa Explains Why He Wants to Investigate 20 Years of Chinese Loans

April marked the beginning of major turbulence in China-Africa relations following reports of racism against Africans in Guangzhou. Then the unprecedented happened when African ambassadors wrote a joint letter to the Chinese government demanded an explanation for the maltreatment of Africans in China.

So. Many. Ironies.

Wow. The ironies are popping up so fast they're going fractal.  As protests mount in the United States against the systemic and structural racism that has turned institutions like the police into something akin to occupying forces in certain neighborhoods, guess ...

A Conversation With Joshua Meservey About Alleged Chinese Spying in Africa

The Chinese have been prolific over the past decade in constructing hundreds of government buildings across the continent. Parliaments, ministries, presidential palaces, and most notably, even the headquarters of the African Union. Many of these buildings serve an important purpose by ...

No One’s Really Sure Why the U.S. National Security Adviser Accused Zimbabwe of Stoking Unrest in the Ongoing Protests

Journalists and foreign policy analysts are scratching their heads as to why U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien lumped together Zimbabwe with China as "foreign adversaries" who are using social media to stoke unrest and "sow discord" amid the ongoing protests across the United States.

Chinese Officials Are Apparently Embracing #BlackLivesMatter

After the past two months of anti-Chinese rage on African social media that came in response to the highly visible poor treatment of Africans in Guangzhou back in April, there's a certain irony to the Chinese government's embrace of the popular U.S. call to action "Black Lives ...

Just a Month Ago China Was Blamed for Anti-Black Discrimination, Now Beijing Rallies Behind Africa to Protest Against Racism in the U.S.

The Chinese government is steadily escalating its criticism of the United States over the ongoing protests against police brutality that are now taking place in dozens of cities across the U.S. While Chinese diplomats and embassies in Africa 

While Kenyan Parents Worry About Their Kids’ Schooling During Lockdown, the Country’s Education Head Thinks This is a Good Time Talk About Everyone Learning Chinese

The topic of Mandarin language instruction is extremely sensitive in Kenya even during good times, so you can imagine the reaction that Education Chief Secretary George Magoha received this weekend when he hinted that Chinese language education would be included in the country's national curriculum known as ...

Ramaphosa: China to Increase PPE Shipments to Africa and Deploy New Centralized Distribution Hub

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that all African countries will be able to procure COVID-19 medical supplies shipped from China through a new central gateway. “What we are now doing, is to set up a procurement platform, which we are going to launch next week, ...
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