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China forgives debt for 17 African nations

China has pledged to forgive 23 interest-free loans for 17 African countries and will also provide food assistance to the struggling nations, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has announced. “China will waive the 23 interest-free loans for 17 African countries that had matured by the end of 2021,” Mr Wang...
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African Debt: « Africa has no monopoly on debt»

The collective “Je m’engage pour l’Afrique” has published a white paper, Contresens, on the sidelines of the Summit on the Financing of African economies organized in Paris at the initiative of President Emmanuel Macron. It is an invitation to rethink the issue of African debt, focusing on solutions, and involving...
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Botswana: visit of the Chinese Foreign minister

Wang Yi, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, will pay an official visit to Botswana this week. A visit that follows a 30-year-old tradition of China, according to which Chinese foreign ministers visit some African countries in January....
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Covid-19 WHO mission to investigate in China from January

An international team of Covid-19 investigators will visit China in January, the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for the Western Pacific announced on December 17. The international mission will be tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, explains the WHO....
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Uganda Chinese nationals allowed to import Covid-19 vaccine’

Uganda has reportedly allowed Chinese nationals living in the country to import Covid-19 vaccines on "compassionate grounds". According to the Nile Post website, Uganda has allowed the importation of 4,000 doses of Sars-Cov-2 inactivated vaccine (VeroCell) to be "strictly" used by the Chinese community at Kapeeka Industrial Park in the...
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