FOCAC

China pitches peace and security cooperation framework to Africa

Following the decision by African and Chinese leaders to cooperate on matters of peace and security last year at the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), China has showcased its strategic approach to strengthening its relations with Africa. Last year, China’s President Xi Jinping...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:39am

FOCAC: First Lady attends key meet on HIV/AIDS prevention, control

First Lady Jeannette Kagame, along with her counterparts from Africa, attended a key conference on HIV/AIDS prevention and control themed ‘Join Hands for a Future Free of AIDS.” The conference, which took place on the sidelines of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2018 (FOCAC),...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:58pm

[ Editorial ]: FOCAC loans are not toxic but transformational

As the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) enters into its second day, the noise that China is out to grab Africa is still polluting the airwaves, though, thankfully, the drama surrounding President Trump and his trade wars and former associates have managed to drown it out. The chorus...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:50pm

FOCAC should mark real change in Africa’s relations with foreign partners

Africa is very attractive once again, especially to foreigners.  Some of the world’s most influential leaders, huge delegations of business people in tow, have come calling lately, and in quick succession. In July President Xi Jinping of China was visiting. It was his fourth visit in...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 11:50pm

How has Rwanda benefited from FOCAC?

The 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit is due in Beijing from September 3-4. The forum brings together China and some 53 African countries. With China’s contribution, in terms of funding and other contribution to Africa having risen from $5 billion to $60 billion in 2015,...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:06am

Beijing Summit to elevate Africa-China economic ties, diplomats

African and Chinese experts expect increased cooperation stemming from the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled for September 3-4 in Beijing. The FOCAC Beijing summit will run under the theme, “China and Africa: Toward an even stronger community with a shared future through win-...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 8:45am

President Kagame to speak at FOCAC summit

President Paul Kagame will be one of the main speakers at the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. Wang was speaking yesterday during a news briefing at the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs about the agenda of the...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:22am

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