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Zimbabwe: Concern Over Gold Smuggling to Dubai

[The Herald] At least 60kg of gold worth millions of dollars could be smuggled from Zimbabwe to Dubai monthly, prejudicing the country of the much-needed foreign currency earnings, Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi estimates. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: China Donates 348m/-Medical Equipment to Z'bar Hospitals

[Daily News] SOME Chinese medical team here yesterday donated medical equipment worth 348m/- to Zanzibar's two main hospitals- Mnazi-Mmoja in Unguja and Abdalla-Mzee in Pemba Islands. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzania, Vietnam to Strengthen Ties

[Daily News] TANZANIA and Vietnam governments have committed to continue strengthening diplomatic and economic ties now spanning over five decades. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Proteas Women Hold On As Shabnim Ismail Leads the Charge Against Pakistan

[Daily Maverick] Shabnim Ismail had a busy day as the Proteas squeezed past Pakistan in the first of three ODIs between the two sides. She starred with the ball, while also managing a crucial cameo with the willow. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Angola, India Review Cooperation in Industry Sector and Trade

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan minister of Commerce and Industry Victor Fernandes and the Indian ambassador to Angola, Pratibha Parkar, discussed on Tuesday in Luanda the partnership agreements between the two countries in the trade and industrial areas. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: China's Shaky Dance With Uganda

[Independent (Kampala)] Analysis -- Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi has been on a five-nation tour in Africa that started on Jan.04 and took him to Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Botswana, Tanzania and Seychelles. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: China Ready to Suspend Kenya's Debt Over Covid-19 Pressure

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- China has indicated its willingness to suspend Kenya's debt as part of measures to help developing countries weather the COVID-19 storm. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Angola, Japan Sign Agreement On Mine-Clearing Donation

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola and Japan signed on Thursday an Agreement for Exchange of Notes for the Implementation of the Economic and Social Development Programme in Demining Field, worth USD 2 million. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Advisors Propose New System to Regulate China's Overseas Investments

[IPS] Beijing -- A government-backed coalition of international advisors to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has recommended that China apply more stringent environmental controls over its overseas investments. If adopted, this would be a major departure from China's usual approach of deferring to host country rules, many of them inadequate, for regulating its overseas investments. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why China-Africa Ties Can Only Get Better in 2021

[Nation] Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has concluded a five-nation visit to Africa, extending a three-decade tradition in which Chinese foreign ministers have chosen Africa for the first overseas visit each year. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Nhimbe Fresh Struggles to Crack Blueberries Exports

[The Herald] NHIMBE Fresh Produce, Zimbabwe's leading horticultural firm is struggling to navigate the web of bureaucracy to get an import protocol to export blueberries to China. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzania-China Business to Benefit From Strengthened Trade Relations

[Daily News] CHINESE State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, two-day visit to Tanzania last week, in my view, reiterates China's President, Xi Jinping vision since, first and second appointed as China President in 2013. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: It's Time for Traders to Benefit From Tanzania-China Relations

[Daily News] TANZANIA last week hosted Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who during his stay in the country held a two-day visit to strengthen long time friendly relations between Tanzania and China. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Media Freedom and Democracy

[Nation] Ever since a Chinese citizen journalist was jailed for four years for her live stream reporting from Wuhan as the Covid-19 outbreak unfurled the world, many people would ask themselves several questions: Wasn't Zhang Zhan doing her work by reporting the truth? Why would the Chinese government want to continue controlling information flow during an unprecedented global health crisis? (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: China's Huawei Facilitates Industrialization Drive in Tanzania

[Daily News] CHINA's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Tanzania and describing President John Magufuli as a visionary leader vividly shows the fifth phase government direction of enhancing key socioeconomic reforms, including human capital investment. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Railway Corporation, Chinese Company Sign MOU to Develop Infrastructures

[ENA] Ethiopian Railway Corporation and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop infrastructures connecting the national railway line with Awash Petroleum Depot. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Africa's Road to Recovery in 2021 Is a Fresh Start

[Chatham House] The continent now has a chance to reshape its relations with the global economy to create greater pan-African prosperity and resilience for future generations. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Is the 'Silk Road' Unravelling?

[ISS] Chinese President Xi Jinping's gigantic signature project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is showing symptoms of stalling. Warning bells are starting to sound over this series of transport, infrastructure and economic corridors snaking from China through central Asia to Europe and embracing Africa. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Magufuli's Requests to Xi

[Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli has advanced three major requests to China President Xi Jinping, including asking the second largest economy in the world to cancel debts that Tanzania owes China. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Wang Lauds JPM On Infrastructure Zeal

[Daily News] CHINA's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi yesterday wound up his twoday visit in Tanzania, lauding (AllAfrica)

South Africa: The White Pipe Keeps Burning

[ISS] On 14 September 2020, South Africa's Hawks swooped down on a drug trafficking network operating from a luxury estate in Ballito north of Durban on South Africa's east coast. Inside one of the houses, officers from the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation found an estimated 3.9 tons of methaqualone powder (called Mandrax in South Africa), 170 800 heroin capsules and 7.5 kg of heroin powder. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Botswana Appreciates China Support

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- International affairs and cooperation minister, Dr Lemogang Kwape, has praised China for supporting developing countries' agenda within the United Nations system. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzania, Chinese Firms Sign 3tri/ - Deal for Isaka-Mwanza SGR Project

[Daily News] Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) and two Chinese firms have signed a contract for construction of a phase five of Standard Gauge Railway project that will connect Isaka and Mwanza. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Strong Solidarity Between Ethiopia and India

[Ethiopian Herald] At the very outset, I would like to wish all sisters and brothers in Ethiopia and those belonging to the Christian faith in particular, a joyous Christmas celebrations. In India, people may belong to different faiths, but they will proudly celebrate festivals of all religions together. Just like India, Ethiopia is a country of diverse cultures and celebrates its diversity. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Special Focus On Sino-Tanzania Relations - Dar, Beijing Take Kiswahili to New Heights

[Daily News] THE power of culture for social inclusion, resilience and building bilateral ties among countries is increasingly being recognised. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tazara - Icon of Tanzania, China True Friendship

[Daily News] ONE of the aspects vividly showing friendship between Tanzania and China is the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) project-a railway line that has all along played an integral role in stimulating the economy of the two Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, particularly in freight business. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Why Tanzania Salutes China Hands Off Policy

[Daily News] FOR the past 66 years, China's engagement with Africa has been guided by its foreign policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Mkapa Arena Crystalises China-Tanzania Tie

[Daily News] CHINA's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Tanzania on Thursday just 24 hours after Simba sailed into the group stage of CAF Champions League with a hefty 4-0 win over FC Platinum at the Chinese built Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Profile of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

[Daily News] MR Wang Yi, is a native of Beijing, who was born in 1953. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: South Africa Secures Covid-19 Vaccines

[Daily Maverick] South Africa will receive one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in January 2021 and a further 500,000 doses in February. This comes after the state was criticised for its slow pace in procuring vaccines amid the second wave of infections. (AllAfrica)

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)