Category : Development Assistance


Sino-Africa Skepticism and “Debt Trap” Talk Lack Facts: Critics Are Wrong.

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May 25th, 2021

By Allawi Ssemanda China’s funded Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – a project that will bring easy connections to countries of East-Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, China and the America’s has been viewed by critics of Sino-Africa relations with geopolitical lenses with frames insinuating that China imitated the project with hidden agenda. However, analysis and […]

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RUSSIA’S GROWING INFLUENCE IN AFRICA & ITS IMPLICATIONS.

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May 13th, 2021

By Rugaba John Paul and Allawi Ssemanda. During Vladimir Putin’s state of nation address in April, he warned the west that there would be severe consequences if the west had crossed Russia’s red line. This statement not only proved the narrative of a new 21st century cold war, but also showed the confidence of the […]

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A Century of Progress: CPC’s Success Story and the Rise of China Have Positively Impacted Africa.

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April 26th, 2021

As China’s ruling party – the Communist Party of China (CPC) celebrates her 100th birthday, from its very humble background, in almost all fronts, CPC now stands firm and taller after seeing China through a remarkable Century of unquestionable progress. After 72 years of steady leadership, CPC guided China to move from a poor, and […]

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China’s Donation of Covid-19 Vaccine to Uganda Re-Affirms Beijing’s Philosophy of a Shared future for Prosperity.

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March 5th, 2021

By Ssemanda Allawi, China’s gesture to donate 300,000 doses of Covid-19 Sinovac Vaccine to Uganda is a great gesture and should be hailed. This life saving donation announced by Chinese special representative H.E Yang Jiechi comes in at a time when the world is faced with shortage of vaccine with rich and developed countries embracing […]

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China and Rwanda Sign $60million Grant, Agree 6million $6 million Debt Cancellation.

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February 26th, 2021

By Lavie Mutanganshuro, Kigali. The Government of Rwanda and the People’s Republic of China on February 19 signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement for a grant worth RMB Yuan 400 million (approximately U$ 60 million). At the same ceremony, both countries signed a debt cancellation agreement worth RMB Yuan 40 million-an equivalent of US$ 6 million. […]

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Vaccine nationalism poses a major threat to Africa as the West gobbles up supplies – we need to up our game

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February 10th, 2021

By David Monyae and Sizo Nkala counsel The race to inoculate world populations against Covid-19 has begun in earnest and Africa is losing it. According to The New York Times, as of 4 February 2021 a total of 107.3 million vaccine doses had been administered to individuals across the world. North America leads with 6% of […]

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Belgium earmarks 4 million Euro on Coronavirus vaccines for Developing Countries.

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December 22nd, 2020

By Allawi Ssemanda. Belgium has announced four million euro (about 17,843,735,168.00 Ugx) for COVAX program. COVAX is a global initiative that brings together governments and pharmaceutical companies with aim of ensuring that Covid-19 vaccines are available and accessible to all those in need especially in developing countries. Presently, all approved and available vaccines have been […]

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Chinese peacekeepers Boast South Sudan’s police with supplies to fight COVID-19.

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November 12th, 2020

Central Equatoria, South Sudan The Chinese peacekeepers have donated supplies to help South Sudan’s Central Equatoria regional police to contain COVID-19. According to information posted on Chinese embassy in South Sudan, Chinese UN police (UNPOL) serving in the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) also shared best practices and experience in mitigating the pandemic. […]

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Uganda hosts the biggest number of separated children in the world.

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October 31st, 2020

By Aggrey Nyondwa Recent statistics by the UNHCR indicate that Uganda now hosts 36,000 children who have arrived unaccompanied to the border, having been separated from their families due to conflict, killing and displacement ‚Äì making it the country with the most ‚Äòalone refugee children‚Äô in the world. As the country and aid agencies struggle […]

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Funding Cripples Refugee Children Protection Activities in Uganda.

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October 31st, 2020

By Aggrey Nyondwa As the Uganda refugee crisis gradually continues to lose media attention, already underfunded services to protect children are being slashed. More than 1.3 million people found refuge in Uganda after fleeing violence and deprivation in neighbouring countries. 801,419 (61%) of these people are children under 18 whose lives have been destroyed by […]

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