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

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 Read More …

Covid vaccines: Russia, China, India…Who is supplying Africa?

By Marie Toulemonde, The Africa Report.  Covid vaccination campaigns have kicked off across the globe. But while many developed countries are busy inoculating their populations, the continent is grappling with growing bilateral agreements with foreign laboratories and mobilising its health Read More …

Seven Years of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: How are Developing Countries Benefiting?

By Ssemanda Allawi. In 2013 – seven years ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping gave a set of speeches where he announced the proposal of the now famous Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Xi delivered the first speech about BRI during his Read More …

Politics of Pandemic: How Zimbabwe is Using Covid-19 to Stifle Human Rights.

Harare, Zimbabwe. Arguably, no country has not been affected by the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. But for Zimbabwe, many believe Covid-19 presented an opportunity for authoritarian regime to use Coronavirus measures and entrench itself while grossly violating fundamental Read More …

Covid-19 Challenges: Will China’s Debt Relief to Africa Work?

By Allawi Ssemanda As a result of restless calls for debt relief for African countries due to the inevitable economic meltdown brought about by Covid-19, China’s Debt relief plan for Africa is steadily emerging. It is believed that China is Read More …

Enhanced China-Africa Cooperation Vital to Soften Impact of Covid- 19 – Xi Jinping

Your Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa, Your Excellency President Macky Sall, Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government, Your Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Your Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Your Excellency Tedros Read More …