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Rogue Angolan Police Allegedly Extorted Money From Suspected Chinese Bitcoin Miners

Nearly two dozen Angolan police officers raided a suspected Chinese bitcoin mining operation outside of Luanda on Tuesday, violently forcing their way past security guards to enter the premises. Once inside, the police were confronted by the Chinese factory managers who ...

The Hidden World of Chinese Manufacturing in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's long-held ambition is to one day emerge as a major global manufacturing hub, benefiting from a wave of Chinese offshoring. The East African country's strategic location, abundant labor supply, and welcoming government are all very enticing for cost-conscious Chinese manufacturers. ...

Ethiopia, Djibouti Take Over Management of Ethio-Djibouti Railway From Chinese Company

The Chinese state-owned construction company that built the 752km Ethiopia-Djibouti railway formally turned over control of the railway to the two host governments. The handover took place on Friday at a ceremony in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, where officials ...

Beijing Half Marathon Runners Stripped of Medals After Controversial Finish

The top three in Sunday's Beijing half marathon have been stripped of their medals, organizers said, following an investigation into the finish that saw China's He Jie controversially win. He crossed the line first in a bizarre finish after the Kenyans ...

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 ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

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 ...

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.
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