Connecting Africa to China

Renewed confidence in “World’s Biggest Dam” in DRC

Africa’s Grand Inga Dam has hit multiple road blocks and development has been slow A new DRC president and Chinese funding may see the building of the dam power ahead The Congo River is home to the Inga Falls with an annual flow rate of about 42 000 cubic metres per…

Huawei announces rival operating system to iOS and Android

HarmonyOS set to be launched later this year The operating system will be launched on Huawei smartphones and later be available on multiple smart devices such as wearable technology Amid the ongoing trade war between China and the US, Huawei could soon lose access to Google’s Android operating system. Instead,…

Chinese smart-agriculture reaches Canadian vineyards

Canadian production of wine could see a boost in production thanks to Huawei Vineyards are exploring the application of wireless 5G to reach maximum efficiency Huawei Canada and partners – Global UAV, ARHT Media, Telitek and Hub6 – have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which they pledge…

China has the power to light up Africa

China is leading the global race in solar power There are ongoing discussions between African countries and China on sustainable energy products African countries make up 57% of the world’s population still in the dark, so the need to power up the continent is essential for further economic growth. A…

China is home to the world’s largest radio telescope

The 500m Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope is still in commissioning phase but is performing well The telescope has been in operation for 3 years and already identified 86 pulsars The Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, named FAST, has identified 86 pulsars, in partial achievement of its scientific goal. FAST, currently the…

Flights between China and Africa up 630%

There was only one direct flight between China and Africa in 2010 Now there are about eight direct flights between the two Flights between Africa and China have grown by 630% in the past decade. Chinese people flying home from their workplace in African countries previously had to make up…

China begins second HIV vaccine trial

Chinese scientists are developing a HIV vaccine – the first such vaccine to begin the second phase of clinical trial This is the first time a HIV vaccine has been given the green light for a second-phase human trial Scientists at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention are…

China and Africa collaborate to eliminate hunger

One of the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the eradication of hunger An initiative launched in June sees China and Africa cooperating in the rice value chain Rice is a staple food item or an alternative food crop for many Africans. But many African countries…

China welcomes the launch of AfCFTA

Sunday 7 July saw leaders from 54 African nations meet to agree on the pan-continental free trade zone China is said to have played a part in the trade agreement The African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, is a continental free trade zone that, if successful, will connect 1.3 billion…

China helps fight malaria in Africa

Malaria is an ongoing pandemic on the continent China is helping to ease this burden using mass drug administration Chinese scientists started working on a solution for malaria in 2007. New South, owned by a Chinese philanthropist, led this work and reduced the presence of malaria in Comoros, a small…