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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.

Genetic engineering and human-animal hybrids

It seems likely that more and more gene editing and other controversial practices will take place in a variety of regulated and unregulated circumstances. It may be the case that little progress is made until the types of problems outlined above become all too real.

China-Africa science and technology collaboration increasing

An investigation into how China works together with various African countries in the fields of science and technology. Researchers looked at the amount of patents and research publications published jointly.