01 April 2020
In Africa, Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundation have taken center stage in supplying medical masks, Covid-19 tests and other protective kit to countries with fragile health systems. Just a few days after the gear arrived in Ethiopia for redistribution in the continent, all lusophone countries were stocked up.
06 March 2020
Guinea-Bissau has a new government, supported by a parliamentary majority, formed by the newly inaugurated president, Umaro Sissoco Embaló. Malam Sambu, the country’s long time ambassador to Beijing, is set to take over the key government folder of Fisheries.
14 November 2019
Guinea-Bissau's political turmoil reach new heights, with the nation on the verge of a military coup in the run-up of the presidential election — companies from China and other countries look closely at what the political stalemate's end might mean for business opportunities, including oil exploration.
26 September 2019
A new alliance agreement between Europe and Africa will level the playing field for them in African countries after complaints that Chinese official credit lines make them less competitive vis-a-vis Chinese counterparts in African countries.
26 April 2019
Domestic politics in Guinea-Bissau and São Tome and Principe has become more turbulent in the last few years. With new governments in both countries, tension has increased significantly over the last few months and, in unusual fashion, deals with China have been used as a weapon.