Category Archives: Current African News

China extends debt relief to DR Congo amid COVID-19 crisis

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China extends debt relief to DR Congo amid COVID-19 crisis

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

The Democratic Republic of the Congo says China has offered some debt relief in a bid to ease pressure on the central

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Up to 40 feared dead after motorized wooden boat capsizes in DR Congo

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Up to 40 feared dead after motorized wooden boat capsizes in DR Congo

Thursday, 07 January 2021

Authorities in eastern Congo fear more than 40 people are dead after a motorized wooden boat capsized on Lake Kivu overnight, officials said Wednesday.

The boat was headed toward … Read the rest

Africa`s Historic Day : January 1, 2021

Africa`s Historic Day : January 1, 2021

by PD Lawton   6 January 2021

We have to take active steps to dismantle the colonial economic model that we inherited and that we sustained over the last 50 years . We have to stop being exporters of primary products to countries Read the rest

Ethiopia launches second Chinese-backed satellite: Official

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Ethiopia launches second Chinese-backed satellite: Official

ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) — An Ethiopian official on Wednesday disclosed Ethiopia has launched its second Chinese-backed satellite.

Yishrun Alemayehu, Deputy General Director of Ethiopia Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI), said the satellite which was launched on Tuesday … Read the rest

Africa welcomes China-aided landmark project on disease control

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Africa welcomes China-aided landmark project on disease control

2020-12-15

Construction of the China-aided future headquarters of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) started on Monday in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The landmark project, expected to be completed within 25 months, … Read the rest