Category : Foreign Policy Analysis


China-Africa Relations: What to expect in 2022 and beyond.

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January 18th, 2022

By Allawi Ssemanda. The year 2021 ended on a very good note for African countries in context of Sino-Africa relations with Beijing showing readiness and commitment to double down its development support and cooperation to African countries. Looking at Action Plan for the year 2022-2024 produced from November 2021 Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) ministerial […]

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Xi Jinping’s 2022 New Year Message.

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December 31st, 2021

Today 31st December 2021, China’s president Xi Jinping delivered his 2022 New Year. Below is a full text of his address. My greetings to you all. The year 2022 is approaching. From Beijing, I extend New Year wishes to all of you! The past year has been a year of exceptional significance. We have lived […]

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China-Africa cooperation is a win-win partnership: Debt Trap talk is Western propaganda

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December 29th, 2021

By Allawi Ssemanda and Ndawula Shemei. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep on repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it,” Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels once noted. If you have been following current international affairs, you would have noticed that most of Western international commentators are arguably obsessed with China-Africa […]

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Why U.S’ Democracy Summit Will Not Deliver

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December 20th, 2021

Why U.S’ Democracy Summit Will Not Deliver With the U.S positioning itself as chair of “saints,” it even cherry picked who should get a seat at table during last week’s democracy summit, effectively turning it into summit of friends.  Hungarian embassy in Washington branded U.S’ decision to cherry-pick attendees and locking out others “domestic politics […]

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Imagine if Assange had exposed Chinese crimes, not U.S ones

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December 13th, 2021

  By George Galloway If Julian Assange were a Chinese journalist and publisher, he’d have the Nobel Prize, be the centerpiece of Human Rights Day, and last week his portrait would’ve been planted atop President Joe Biden’s Democracy Summit. Assange’s name would’ve been the first on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s list of 350 […]

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It is undemocratic the U.S or any other country to dictate what democracy is

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December 13th, 2021

By Alan Collins Mpewo & Allawi Ssemanda Since the United States of America emerged as a superpower, it has always presented itself as the beacon of democracy and tried to impose its values on other countries. Critics of the American model of democracy have accused it of forcing and coercing sovereign states into following its principles […]

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Critics of China’s Exim Bank – Entebbe Airport Agreement and “debt trap” talk lack facts.

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November 28th, 2021

By Allawi Ssemanda This week, Ugandans on social media have been discussing China’s infrastructure loan terms particularly default clauses and escrow accounts with some making wrong conclusions of how Uganda “surrendered” airport to China. Of course, the claims that Uganda negotiated a bad deal lack international lending facts and so are wrong. I will start […]

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Now that CHINA is here!

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October 28th, 2021

By Terence Kalule Albert O. Hirschman once challenged Professor Nurkse asserting that “underdeveloped economies are called underdeveloped because they face a lack of resources, maybe not natural resources, but resources such as skilled labor and technology.” China’s history makes her the perfect candidate to win ownership of not only her national success today, but also […]

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Sino-Uganda relations date back as early as 1962 when Uganda attained her independence.

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October 18th, 2021

By Octave Ngabo 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 her human capital. It is therefore imperative to say that the two countries […]

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The origin of Coronavirus is a scientific, not a political issue.

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September 2nd, 2021

By Allawi Ssemanda On Saturday, 28th August, 2021, United States of America (U.S) published declassified intelligence community report which detailed their findings on a possible origin of Coronavirus. Despite being able to give us a few key findings, such as ruling out the possibility that Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, was developed as biological […]

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