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There is an antidote to how fake news fuels disease outbreaks

Misinformation spreads fast when people are afraid and a contagious and potentially fatal disease is frightening. This provides the ideal emotionally charged context for rumours to thrive.

China launching its own cryptocurrency could be the start of a global revolution

While technological change has been incredibly fast in the information era, the system of international payments has lagged behind. But once sovereign digital currencies start taking off, this will suddenly change.

African countries prepare for the coronavirus

Egypt has started screening all air passengers arriving from countries where the infection has occurred, while Kenya, which receives at least three flights a day from China, issued a directive to start screening at all ports of entry on 22 January 2020. Nigeria followed suit the same day.

Ethiopia has launched its first satellite

Ethiopia, with the assistance of China, has launched its first satellite into space. The Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite (ETRSS-1) will help improve and transform the country's agriculture sector.

Kenya is failing its engineers by hiring Chinese engineers

That people from China are employed as engineers for Kenyan railway while many competent Kenyan engineers are jobless is frankly shortsighted and stupid. The worst part is that even applies to very low-level jobs such as cleaners and security guards.

Transsion-owned Boomplay has signed a licensing deal with Sony Music

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has agreed to license its music catalogue for Boomplay, which is owned by Transsion Holdings and NetEase. The agreement with SME follows on from Universal Music signing a similar licensing deal with Boomplay earlier in 2019.

Exploring China-Africa relations using Sci-Fi

Future of China-Africa relations need not be seen as a singular act of solidarity that demands repeating. Instead it could be viewed as a more fluid encounter that allows for mutual investment in world-building projects.