China-Africa Relations

Total 25 Posts

Estimating the Value of China's Recent Loan Forgiveness to Africa

A new report by a Boston University center offers some analysis of the recent decision of the Chinese government to forgive some interest-free loans made in African countries.

China Allows Imports of Soybean Meal from Zambia

China has now opened its door to imports of soybean meal from Zambia, the latest example of China seeking more trade with the African continent.

China To Waive 23 Loans for African Countries

In a speech last week, a Chinese official said that China will waive repayment of interest-free loans for 17 African countries.

Chinese Officials Talk Up Potential of Agriculture Imports from Africa

China plans to take more steps to facilitate agricultural imports from African countries, said Chinese officials, including easing sanitary and phytosanitary measures. While some progress has been made already, obstacles still remain, including Chinese regulatory red tape and the productivity of African exporters.

China Allows Imports of Citrus Fruit from Zimbabwe

As of July 1, China started allowing imports of citrus fruit from Zimbabwe, the first kind of fresh fruit authorized for import from Zimbabwe.

Kenya Signs Deal with Huawei on 5G

Recent news reports indicate that Kenya's partnership with Huawei is moving ahead with the development of a 5G network.

Recent 5G Developments in Africa, and How Africans See the China/Western Competition

Over the past few weeks, there have been news reports about developments related to Huawei and 5G networks in Ethiopia and Angola. In Ethiopia, Reuters reported that State-owned operator Ethio Telecom launched a 5G mobile phone service, with Huawei as its equipment supplier for the network. And VoA reported on
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