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 …