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Liberia: Chinese Embassy Donates to Covid-19 Fight in Liberia

[FrontPageAfrica] Paynesville -- The Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) have jointly received a donation of food and computers and accessories from the Embassy of China, accredited near Monrovia to help fight COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Eleven Liberian Students Risk Jail in China Due to Overstay of Permit

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Eleven Liberian Students who have completed studies in China risk being imprisoned, if the government of Liberia delays getting them back before or by the end of September, according Education Minister Professor Ansu D. Sonii. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 11 Students Risk Jail in China If...

[New Dawn] The Minister of Education Prof. AnsuSonii says 11 Liberian students who have completed their studies in China are at risk of going to jail if the Government of Liberia doesn't transport them to Liberia before the end of September 2020. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Re - Clarification On False Allegations Involving Fishermen and Chinese Fishing Trawler Crew Trending On Social Media

[Foroyaa] Contrary to malicious allegations being peddled on Social Media that a Gambian fisherman was sprayed with gasoline and set ablaze by Chinese fishermen, the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources wishes to share the outcome of its fact-finding with the public. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Bilateral Relations - Indian, Saudi Arabian Diplomats Present Prospects

[Cameroon Tribune] Both heads of diplomatic missions were received in two separate audiences by the Minister of External Relations on September 22, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Jica Donates Ppes to Ministry of Health

[Nyasa Times] Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has donated Personal Prevention Equipments (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to support in fighting against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Cricket Gets Nod to Tour Pakistan

[263Chat] The Government of Zimbabwe has granted Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) the permission to tour Pakistan for a limited-overs series scheduled for October and November. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: Japan Contributes U.S.$ 2.3 Million to Provide School Feeding to Primary School Children in Sierra Leone

[WFP] Freetown -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of JPN 250 million (US$ 2.3 million) from the Government of Japan to support primary school children in Kambia and Pujehun districts of Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Meru, China Sign MOU to Empower Local Artists

[Nation] The Meru County government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Africa China Culture and Art Gallery aimed at empowering artists in the region to improve skills and get better visibility for their art. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Cameroon-Japan Cooperation - Sixty Years of Ties Appreciated

[Cameroon Tribune] The Ambassador of Japan to Cameroon, H.E Tsutomu Osawa has praised the positive diplomatic relations which have existed between the two countries for the past 60 years. Through the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), Japan has supported Cameroon and Africa in the implementation of several projects ranging from security to health, education and agriculture. There are Japanese companies in Cameroon to promote the business climate in the country and scholarship opportunities for stu (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Beira Fishing Port Able to Store Produce for a Year

[AIM] Maputo -- The new Beira fishing port, inaugurated in October 2019, will receive as from this month large tonnage ships that can discharge fresh fisheries produce from other countries, reports Monday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (AllAfrica)

Africa: The UN At 75 - Technology Wars, the U.S.-China Meltdown and Africa's Quandary

[Daily Maverick] As the UN turns 75, economic nationalism, the rush for technological dominance, religious chauvinism and anti-immigrant sentiment are among the most influential factors forcing a rollback against globalisation and its attendant implications. The rise of China is undoubtedly one of the biggest stories of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Angola Owes China U.S.$20.1bn

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola's debt to China is estimated at USD 20.1 billion, and is the country's largest creditor, said Finance Minister Vera Daves Friday. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: World Food Program Salutes Japan's Contribution for Emergency Food Assistance in Ethiopia

[Ethiopian Herald] The World Food Programme has announced that the Government of Japan has contributed 30.24 USD million to support the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to meet relief food needs of communities affected by shocks such as COVID-19, desert locusts, drought and flooding, according to Japan embassy in Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Japan to Provide Food Assistance to 154,000 School Children in Lesotho

[WFP] MASERU- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the Japanese Government contribution of JPY 250 Million (equivalent to about US$ 2.3 Million) that will enable WFP to strengthen food assistance to some 94,000 primary school and 60,000 pre-primary school learners, through the Government of Lesotho's national school feeding programme. (AllAfrica)

Africa: KTDA to Set Up Africa's First Japanese Green Tea Production Factory

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Tea Development Agency Limited (KTDA) is in the final stages of setting up Africa's first Japanese specialty green tea production factory as part of its long-term product diversification strategy. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Japan Provides Over U.S.$30 Million Relief Aid

[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Government of Japan has contributed 30.24 million USD to support Ethiopia meet the relief food needs of communities affected by COVID-19, desert locusts, drought, and flooding, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced today. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: JPM Emulating Vietnam's Revolution - Lissu Should Learn From Singapore About Govt Role in Business

[Daily News] FIRSTLY, I am delighted to realize differences in some policy propositions by Tundu Lissu - the Chadema opposition presidential candidate against those of the incumbent and the ruling party Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) presidential candidate, Dr John Magufuli. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: China Pledges More Capacity-Building Opportunities

[New Dawn] The newly accredited Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Liberia has paid a courtesy call on Commerce and Industry Minister, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, with capacity-building opportunities dominating discussion between both officials. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Cameroon to Face Japan in October 9 Friendly

[CAF] The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will face Japan in a friendly match on October 9 as part of their preparation towards the third round of group matches in the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which are scheduled for November. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: WFP Welcomes Japan's Contribution for Emergency Food Assistance in Ethiopia

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced today that the Government of Japan has contributed 30.24 million USD to support Ethiopia to meet relief food needs of communities affected by shocks such as COVID-19,desert locusts, drought and flooding. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzania, Pakistan Set to Address Trade Imbalance in Diplomatic Ties

[Daily News] TANZANIA and Pakistan plan to establish bilateral business council to strengthen commercial ties and cooperation that will accelerate trade between the two countries and reduce trade imbalance. (AllAfrica)

North Africa: China Reaffirms Support for Efforts Aimed At Political Resolution of Libyan Crisis

[MAP] Beijing -- China reaffirmed on Monday its support for all efforts that contribute to strengthening a political settlement for the Libyan crisis. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Cameroon Coach Names 10 New Players for Japan Friendly

[Nation] Cameroon head coach, Antonio Conceišao da Silva Oliveira, has named a 32-man preliminary squad ahead of a friendly against Japan in the Netherlands next month. The squad features 10 new players who will be appearing in the flagship selection for the first time. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Govt Soliciting Bribes From Asian Businesspersons, Says Opposition's Chihana

[Nyasa Times] Alliance for Democracy (Aford) Mzimba North legislator Yeremiah Chihana has insisted on his allegations he made that some Tonse Alliance government Cabinet members were soliciting bribes from some Malawian businesspersons of Asian descent. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Ties That Bind India and Africa Through Fabric

[AfricaFocus] The new book Common Threads (along with an accompanying video, both open access), explores the ties that bind India and Africa through the material medium of cloth, from antiquity to the present. Cloth made in India has been sold across African markets for millennia, by Indian, African, and European traders. ... Most significantly, it highlights the role of African consumers in defining the evolution of these genres of fabric, and the centrality of people-to-people connections in sustaining the continued c (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Results of Libyan Dialogue in Morocco, a Roadmap for Settlement of Libyan Crisis - Organization

[MAP] Cairo -- The Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organisation has underlined that the results of the Libyan Dialogue, held in the Moroccan city of Bouznika, represent a roadmap for the settlement of the Libyan crisis. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyans Abroad - Olunga's Reggae Keeps Beaming, Wanyama's Montreal Win

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga continued in his rich vein of scoring form, scoring his 16th goal of the season, but couldn't do much as his Japanese J1 League side Kashiwa Reysol lost 2-1 on the road to Sagan Tosu. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: PM Abiy Inaugurates Commercial Factory for Covid-19 Testing Kits

[ENA] Addis Abeba -- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has inaugurated the factory of commercial production of Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing kits both for domestic and export market. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Chinese Company Embarks On Hawassa Textile Park Construction

[Reporter] A Chinese construction firm, SINOMA Engineering, has started constructing a new industrial park in Hawassa town, the regional capital of the newly formed Sidama regional state. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Atupele Justifies Donation of Medical Products to China

[Nyasa Times] United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has defended his decision to make a donation of medical products to the People's Republic of China, which has been hit by the fatal coronavirus, saying the super power was Malawi's major development partner. (AllAfrica)