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China to Finance and Build a Massive New Coal Power Plant in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government announced last month that construction of the new $3 billion Sengwa coal power plant will proceed after years of negotiation. The new 2,800 megawatt plant will be a joint effort between ...

Chinese Workers in Angola Stage Protest to Go Home

University of London PhD candidate Hangwei Li shared an image of a small group of Chinese workers protesting outside of the Chinese embassy in Angola where they called on the government for help to send them home. Li explained ...

KTN’s Mike Gitonga: “The SGR Has Had Scandals Right From the Word Go”

KTN News presenter Mike Gitonga discussed The Standard's reporting on the escalating SGR scandal in his morning "Press Review" segment on Monday.  Gigtonga cited years of "fraud" and "malpractice" allegedly committed by the Chinese operator CRBC and its subsidiary AfriStar.

Kenya Railways Dismisses Efforts to Cancel Contract With the Company’s Chinese Partner

Kenya Railways downplayed reports that it will be forced to cancel its contract with the Chinese-run AfriStar, a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned enterprise China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), that currently operates the country's Standard Gauge Railway, according to The Standard newspaper.

Zambia Killings Prompt Online Debate Over Compassion and Discrimination

Frustration emerged among some Chinese netizens about the apparent lack of any African response to the murder of three Chinese nationals in Zambia that happened on Sunday. Twitter user @CaliCali2000 started the discussion that then generated considerable discussion 

Chinese Embassy in Zambia: Murder of Three Chinese Nationals Was “Vicious and Appalling”

The Chinese embassy in Zambia responded on Monday to the murder of three of its nationals, calling the attack "vicious and appalling."  According to local law enforcement, the assailants, two men, and a woman, posed as customers ...

Heritage Foundation to Chinese Government: Thank You for Promoting Our New Report on Chinese Spying in Africa

John Cooper, a senior communications manager at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation think tank, gave a shout out this weekend on Twitter to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian for helping to publicize the new report by Africa & Middle East analyst ...

China’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe Says Calls for China to Pay Reparations for COVID-19 Are “Absurd”

China's Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Guo Shaochun, stridently rejected calls for Beijing to pay reparations to other countries for the economic damage brought about from the COVID-19 outbreak. "Recently, some politicians have been trying to pin the blame for the COVID-19 outbreak ...

In a Dramatic Move, Kenya’s Solicitor General Wants to Terminate the SGR’s Contract With Its Chinese Operator

Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto is calling for the immediate termination of Kenya Railways's contract with the Chinese-owned Africa Star Railway Operation Company, two years ahead of the agreement's scheduled review date. Ogeto's move is apparently motivated by lower than expected revenue ...

Background: What Does Kenya Owe? And to Whom?

While there's widespread concern in Kenya about the country falling prey to a Chinese "debt trap," the reality is that Kenyans should be far more concerned about the consequences of failing to repay private creditors than the small Chinese portion of its national debt. ...
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