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The African Union’s chairperson dismissed during a visit to Beijing on Thursday a French newspaper report alleging that China had spied on the continental body as “lies” intended to derail co-operation. The report published by Le Monde in January claimed technicians at the AU’s Chinese-built headquarters in the Ethiopian capital …

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China, AU Vow Deepened Cooperation Towards Common Development

China and the African Union (AU) have expressed commitment to strengthening their varied cooperation towards achieving common development and prosperity. This came on Wednesday when visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met and held talks with Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s …

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Ethiopia Sees China As a Serious Development Partner

Ethiopia sees China as a serious development partner, says Ethiopian State Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation Ahmed Shide. The Ethiopian minister made the remarks at a reception co-hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia and the Mission to the African Union (AU) on Thursday to mark the 67th anniversary …

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China empowers a million Ethiopians: ambassador


There are about 60,000 Chinese living in Ethiopia who are involved in everything from telecommunications to railways, and employing or partnering with up to one million Ethiopians. This dispelled the criticism by some that China largely had a business relationship based on the extraction of resources, China’s ambassador to Ethiopians …

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African Union to send ambassador to China

The African Union (AU) will send an ambassador to China to help promote bilateral ties, AU Commission spokesperson Jacob Enoh Eben said on Wednesday. The dispatch of the ambassador, whose name was not given, will be a boost to the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the AU …

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Tantalising opportunities for Africa, China

Ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg on December 4 and 5, Independent Media’s Foreign Editor Shannon Ebrahim had a Q&A interview with Tian Xuejun, the People’s Republic of China’s ambassador to South Africa. This year marks the 15th anniversary of FOCAC, and the Johannesburg Summit is …

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China donates to the African Union Commission

China has donated $2 million to the African Union Commission to support the establishment of the African Center for Disease Control (ACDC). The grant documents were signed on 13th November 2015 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa by the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Mr. …

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