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8 feared dead after Chinese vessel sinks in Ghana waters

– – At least 8 people are feared dead as the Ghana Navy ended its search for survivors on a Chinese vessel that sunk in Ghana’s Western Region. The Chinese fishing vessel, MV Comforter 2 has sunk along the Elmina – Takoradi marine waters. Reports indicate that its last known position was 46 nautical miles South of Saltpond. Information gathered also… Read More
Africa China East Africa Rwanda World 

Rwandan court jails Chinese man for beating men tied on tree

– – A Chinese man has been jailed for twenty years for beating his employees while they were tied to a tree in Rwanda. Sun Shujun was sentenced by a Rwandan court after he was put on trial for torture for his action which was captured on video. He was arrested after the video of his action went viral. A… Read More
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China’s trade with Africa grows to record highs

– – According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, trade between China and Africa increased by 40.5 percent year-on-year in the first seven months of 2021, and was valued at a record high of USD 139.1 billion. The Ministry noted that African products were increasingly being recognised in the Chinese market, and that imports from Africa into China increased by 46.3%… Read More
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Ghana panics after China begins exporting cocoa beans

– – Some Ghanaians are panicking over reports of the Chinese entry into the cocoa industry. The Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences recently reported that the Chinese island of Hainan has exported cocoa beans to Belgium. The first consignment of 500 kg of cocoa beans amounted to some $3,600. Ghana’s COCOBOD, the agency that handles issues related to cocoa farming and… Read More
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China’s Covid-19 anal swab test policy angers foreign visitors

– – China has made it compulsory for foreign travelers to that country to undertake anal swab tests for COVID-19. The move has angered many visitors who consider it inconvenient and even psychological traumatic. Beijing, Shanghai and the port city of Qingdao are some of the cities requiring the checks, in addition to nasal or throat swab tests. The anal… Read More
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Chinese lottery firm expands its crypto presence

– – Lotteries are extremely popular in China, where many millions of people buy tickets every year in the hope of striking lucky. This process has gone online over the last few years, as more and more people in the country gain access to the internet, and has only served to increase its popularity. Lottery companies are certainly keeping up… Read More
Africa China Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe receives 200k doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China

– – Zimbabwe has received its first 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm Covid vaccine from China, according to the government. The consignment of the vaccine arrived on Monday morning in a Air Zimbabwe flight and were handed over to the government. The handing over to the government was done by Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe. China donated the 200,000 doses with… Read More
Africa China World 

China and WHO acted too slowly to contain Covid-19

China and the World Health Organization (WHO) could have acted quicker and more forcefully to contain the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, an independent review panel said on Monday. In its second interim report, the Switzerland-based Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response determined that Beijing could have been more vigorous in applying public health measures when cases were first… Read More
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China and Lending – Will Africa Suffer From a More Frugal Outlook?

– – Prior to the popular ‘Africa Rising’ narrative which gained momentum at the turn of the century, the region’s debt crisis was one of the main topics of developmental economics. This was particularly apparent during the 1980s, when most African nations were trapped in an unsustainable cycle of debt. In fact, Africa’s cumulative debt burden increased from just $8… Read More
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China ‘angry’ with Zimbabwe for understating financial support

China has said that Zimbabwe has been understating its financial help to the southern African nation. Zimbabwe’s recently released budget figures ranked China poorly when it comes to foreign countries  supporting it. The country’s Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said in a budget statement last week that the country received $194m from bilateral donors between January and September this year. Out… Read More