News & Analysis: China-Africa relations

Cameroon receives 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China

“Cameroon has received a donation of 200,000 doses of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine, Sinopharm, after it suspended the approval of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines over safety concerns.”

via The East African

Cameroon Health Workers Doubt Efficacy of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines

“Health care workers in Cameroon say they are reluctant to take the coronavirus vaccines donated by China because they doubt the drug’s efficacy. On Sunday, 200,000 Sinopharm doses arrived in Cameroon’s capital. Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute accepted the vaccine donation on behalf of President Paul Biya at Yaounde’s international airport, in a ceremony that was broadcast live on state radio and television.”

via VOA News

The Risks We See and Those We Don’t: A Heads-Up to African Countries

“No serious debt sustainability analysis, and indeed no pre-emptive re-profiling of external debt, is possible without transparency concerning loan agreements,” writes Prof. Danny Leipziger.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Zimbabwe Takes Delivery of More Than a Million Doses of Chinese-Made Vaccines

“Despite the huge demand for vaccines at home, we are doing our best to support Zimbabwe’s fight against COVID-19 because we are all-weather friends and we keep our promise to ensure the accessibility and affordability of the vaccines, particularly for developing countries.”

via China-Africa Project

How China Lends: A Rare Look into 100 Debt Contracts with Foreign Governments

“China is the world’s largest official creditor, but we lack basic facts about the terms and conditions of its lending. Very few contracts between Chinese lenders and their government borrowers have ever been published or studied. This paper is the first systematic analysis of the legal terms of China’s foreign lending.”

via Aid Data, CGD, Kiel Institute, and PIIE

Adding Value to Agricultural Exports to China Will be Key to Ethiopia’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery

“We now export more to China than to the US. We send 9% of our exports to China, and just 5% to the US. So our focus now is to find ways of increasing exports to China even more. A key opportunity here lies in China’s Dual Circulation recovery plan, whereby they hope to expand domestic consumption.”

via Development Reimagined

Chinese Vaccine Shipments to Africa Pick Up As Beijing Reports 260 Million Doses Delivered Worldwide

“Chinese vaccine deliveries to Africa appear to have picked up pace with shipments going to more countries over the past week, according to the latest tracking map produced by CGTN.”

via China-Africa Project

Mauritania receives first COVID-19 vaccines from China

“Mauritania received its first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from China. 50,000 doses of Sinopharm arrived on Wednesday. Mauritania is the latest African country to receive a vaccine donation after Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, and Niger.”

via Africa News

The Politics of Vaccine Donation and Diplomacy

“Ten countries are responsible for three-quarters of all doses administered worldwide, whereas 69 nations have yet to administer a single shot.”

via Think Global Health

Chinese lenders have extended US$7.6 billion in pandemic debt relief, mainly to Africa

“Chinese lenders have provided at least US$7.6 billion in debt relief to countries, mainly African nations, struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new data analysis.”

via South China Morning Post