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There’s a Simple Explanation Why Three Runners From Kenya and Ethiopia Allowed a Chinese National to Win the Beijing Half Marathon

The organizers of the Beijing half marathon said Monday they were investigating after footage, shared widely online, appeared to show three African runners deliberately allowing China's He Jie to win. Video clips of Sunday's race showed the Kenyans, Robert Keter and ...

China-Somalia Ties Appear on the Mend After Mogadishu Broke With Beijing on Xinjiang

China's point man for the Horn of Africa, Special Envoy Xue Bing, wrapped up a two-day visit to Mogadishu on Tuesday, during which he met separately with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre. The President thanked Xue for ...

The Sky is the Limit: Aviation and Africa-China Relations

By Lukas Fiala When Angolan President João Lourenço returned from China over the last week, he made a few noteworthy announcements. However, Lourenço’s apparent desire to have China finance an air force base in Angola stood out.

China’s Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Convenes Regional Ambassador Gathering in Beijing

China's Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (HOA), Xue Bing, convened a meeting of HOA diplomatic envoys in Beijing as part of more extensive discussions in preparation for the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit that will take place later this year.

Ethiopian Airlines Opens New Chinese-Built Logistics Hub in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines launched a new Chinese-built logistics hub at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa to meet the growing demand for e-commerce deliveries in Africa. The new 15,000 square meter facility has the capacity to process 150,000 tonnes of goods each ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

China’s Hunan Province Boosts Status as African Trade Hub

Trade between the African continent and the central Chinese province of Hunan grew to $7.79 billion in 2023. The increase solidifies Hunan’s status as a center of African agricultural trade. The province was integrated into regional transport networks, which positioned it as a fresh commodities hub.

Chinese Factories in Ethiopia Close as Business Environment Worsens

The IMF is forecasting the Ethiopian economy will grow 6.2% this year, an impressive figure for a country that is digging itself out of a massive debt hole and recovering from the trauma of a two-year civil war. If the government ...

Ethiopia Restates Support for One-China Policy Amid Somaliland Spat

The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry issued a statement reaffirming its support for the One China Policy. This follows China expressing support for Somalia after Ethiopia’s deal with Somaliland to lease 20 kilometers of coastline in exchange for diplomatic recognition. Ethiopia reportedly wants to build a naval base and commercial port ...

Ethiopian Coast Deal Reunite China and Somalia

China expressed support for the government of Somalia amid a controversy about a deal between Ethiopia and Somaliland, which Mogadishu views as a breakaway province. In early January, the governments of Ethiopia and Somaliland announced they signed a memorandum of understanding that ...

IMF “Optimistic” About Ghana Debt Deal Amid Predictions that Chinese Lending Could Bounce Back

The International Monetary Fund said it is hopeful that Ghana will reach a debt agreement with bilateral creditors soon, which would unlock another $600 million IMF payment to the country. The IMF’s Resident Representative for Ghana, Leandro Medina told Reuters: "We are ...
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