20 May 2020
Transport of medical equipment from Wenzhou and Changsha, China, to Angola is being ensured by EuroAtlantic airways (EAA) from Portugal, at the service of Angola´s Bestfly. Irregularities in a first flight between China and Angola operated by Ethiopian Airlines led the Government to look for alternatives in supplies during the Coronavirus pandemic.
20 May 2020
Gong Tao, ambassador of China to Angola, is confident debt negotiations between the two countries will be successful, and that bilateral relations will actually emerge stronger from the current hardship. In an interview published in Angola, marking his first year as ambassador, he reveals the foreign ministers of the two countries spoke on the phone on 11 May, and vowed to strengthen “strategic ties”.
11 May 2020
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) estimates that a one-month full lockdown across Africa would cost the continent about 2.5 per cent of its annual GDP, equivalent to about USD 65.7 billion per month. With the costs of the Covid-19 lockdown mounting, the ECA is now proposing 7 Lockdow Exit Strategies for African Countries that that "provide sustainable, albeit reduced, economic activity".