Africa

Uganda Launches Giant China-Constructed Hydropower Plant To Bolster Electricity Supply And Assist South Sudan

Ugandans and South Sudanese have had their lives lit up by the steady flow of…

Chinese Doctors In Rwanda Revolutionise Childbirth By Making Painless Deliveries Affordable

In a move that could transform childbirth procedures in Rwanda, Chinese doctors at the Masaka…

Chinese Hybrid Rice Technology Boosts Supply Of Staple Food In Burundi

Burundi and China enjoy close collaboration in a number of sectors, particularly agriculture. Among the…

Modern Chinese-Built Airport Cargo Centre Facilitates Growth Of Uganda’s Exports

Seven years ago, Uganda’s only international airport Entebbe International Airport was in a dilapidated state,…

Chinese Doctors Are Helping Zambia Battle Severe Cholera Outbreak

Lying in her makeshift hospital bed, Joyce Tembo thanked medical personnel for evacuating her to the designated national cholera treatment centre, 6 km north of Zambia’s capital Lusaka. She was recently diagnosed with diarrhoeal disease.   Tembo, 43, commended the medical staff stationed at the treatment centre for their great service to thousands of patients, especially women and children seeking urgent treatment.  “I am very grateful to the Chinese doctors who attended to me as soon as the ambulance rushed me…

Investments In Place Of Concentration Camps: Germany Makes Amends For Its Colonial Past

IN 2023, a €9 billion project was launched in Namibia to introduce “green” hydrogen energy, funded by German investors.  Although it creates apparent benefits for Namibia, the project has given rise to serious debates among the local population and international experts, who believe that Germany ruthlessly uses Namibia in its own interest trampling on the rights of the local people and disregarding environmental concerns. As one may well imagine, it is Germany that will own all assets and collect revenues…

China-Africa Cooperation In The Space Sector Exemplifies Mutually Beneficial Partnerships

Exports of Chinese satellites, joint construction of space infrastructure, and joint research and development of satellites … The recent years have seen substantial growth in China-Africa cooperation in the space sector, which is bringing tangible benefits to both sides.  Since space utilisation is a highly technology- and capital-intensive industry, partnerships with capable players like China are essential for Africa to develop its space capabilities. Egypt, one of the most active countries in Africa in the sector, stands as a good…

Ethiopia’s Agricultural Initiatives Show Results In Ensuring Food Security

The Chief Administrator of Oromia, Shemelis Abdissa, and the Chief Administrator of Sidama Region, Desta Ledamo, stated that the Executive Committee of the Prosperity Party had conducted an extensive assessment of the tasks completed in ensuring reliable peace and sustainable development in Ethiopia. This was reported by ENA. It has also given a detailed assessment of development activities, national reform efforts, and the political situation in the country. This achievement was made possible by measures taken to make adequate use…

China-Africa Space Cooperation To Boost Comprehensive Development

Talking about space and Africa, Zambia stands out because of an incredible story. As early as 1964, a Zambian teacher named Edward Nkoloso famously vowed to help his country to beat America to become the first country to put a man on the moon, and then go to Mars. Despite his passion to launch a rocket that would send 12 astronauts, a space girl and cats to the moon, Nkoloso’s dream never came to fruition. Through his Zambian Space Academy,…

Ethiopia Prioritises WTO Accession In Economic Reform Programme

State Minister of Foreign Affairs Mesganu Arga, has stressed the importance of Ethiopia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as a key component of the country’s economic reform programme. In a meeting with Director of the WTO Accessions Division, Maika Oshikawa, the officials discussed ways to accelerate Ethiopia’s accession process. This is reported by ENA. Ambassador Mesganu reaffirmed Ethiopia’s political commitment and readiness to join the WTO, emphasising the government’s commitment to conclude technical negotiations as soon as possible.…

China Is Committed To Helping African Countries To Build Their Space Capability

An important feature of China developing its aerospace industry is its insistence on self-reliance and independent innovation, because China firmly believes that aerospace is a hi-tech industry and high core technologies cannot be bought. Only by mastering core technologies can China firmly grasp the initiative in development.  Talent and infrastructure are bottlenecks that have long restricted Africa’s development. To help to improve African countries’ independent capabilities in space, China attaches great importance to providing intellectual support for African scientific researchers…

Zimbabwean E-Passports To Be Made Available In South Africa

Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage of Zimbabwe, Ambassador Raphael Faranisi said registration officers will travel to the South African embassy this week to train consular staff on how to process e-passports. Earlier, he added, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade carried out reforms at the consulate, which were successfully completed. This is reported by Prensa Latina, a partner of TV BRICS. He then said officials sent to Johannesburg for the purpose, training consulate staff, would also issue…

South Africa’s President Signs National Health Bill Into Law

During his last address to the nation in February this year, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the state was working to improve the quality of healthcare and ensure equitable access, given that the state of the country’s healthcare system has a significant impact on people’s lives. This is reported by Prensa Latina, a partner of TV BRICS. During the debate on the speech, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced that the so-called NHI bill project will be implemented in two…

Ethiopia Set To Get Fresh Tourism Investments

Ethiopia is a viable investment option for those in the tourism industry, according to the Ethiopian Investment Commission. This was reported by ENA. According to the commission, Ethiopia provides investment prospects in the development of specific locations as well as in the building of tourism infrastructure, such as hotels and resorts, conference centres, duty-free centres, cultural villages, and centres. According to the source, the nation boasts the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Africa, with nine to be…

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