Category : Diplomacy


Building a Prosperous Society of People Free from Toil And Want: Lessons From China.

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August 30th, 2021

By Joseph Nyero. The government of the People’s Republic of China began to work for a moderately prosperous society, one they called xiaokang in 1980. This was a fight against poverty with aim of achieving decent life and improvement of human rights in the country. The major aim wasn’t necessarily being rich but so that […]

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China-Uganda relations: an all-round mutual benefits engagement.

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August 16th, 2021

By Ngabo Octave. Sino-Uganda relations date back as early as 1962 when Uganda attained her independence. These relations have grown since to considerably that today, China is Uganda’s top source of Foreign direct investments (FDI.) The two nations have signed multiple cooperation agreements, exchanging students, medical teams among others all meant to help Uganda build […]

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Can Stagnant African Liberation Movements Emulate China?

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July 23rd, 2021

By Emmanuel Matambo. On 22 June 2021, the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) at the University of Johannesburg and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) hosted a webinar to reflect on the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s 100th anniversary. Professor Ibbo Mandaza, a renowned Zimbabwean academic and politician was one of the presenters. In comparing the achievements of the […]

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Uganda has reasons to celebrate China’s 100 years success.

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June 30th, 2021

By Ivan Agaba. The co-operation between china and Uganda marked a turning point in the history of development in Uganda. The bilateral relationship between China and Uganda has been elevated to a comprehensive co-operative partnership and with the joint efforts of both sides, bilateral relations have been growing steadily and rapidly, with continuously enhanced mutual […]

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Namibia: Beware the new scramble for Africa under the guise of reparations for colonial atrocities.

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June 10th, 2021

By David Monyae Is the German government’s apology to Namibia’s Herero and Nama people for the 1904-1907 genocide just another way to make inroads into the neo-colonialism project through grossly one-sided and unapologetically unfair bilateral and multilateral agreements leveraged off legacy partnerships? “Inkukhu iyawusola umgqhakazo” – Isisho sesiZulu (“The hen is suspicious of the mielies” […]

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Civil-Military Imbalance in the Sahel

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May 28th, 2021

By Nina Wilén In less than a year, the Sahel region has experienced two coups, one coup attempt and something that now looks like a ‘coup within a coup’, firmly putting civil-military relations at the top of the agenda for understanding the current context of power competition between political and military elites. In democratic states, […]

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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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