Author: Antonio Cascais

The influence of China on Guinea-Bissau, particularly in economic terms, has been significant since gaining independence from Portugal. Bissau-Guinean sociologist Diamantino Lopes mentioned that the Chinese have financed and executed almost all major infrastructure projects in the country over the last five decades. President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea-Bissau is currently on a state visit to China with the aim of further developing and intensifying cooperation between the two nations. China has already pledged a substantial donation of $27.5 million to the country. Positive Prospects During the State Visit Cooperation between Guinea-Bissau and China extends to various sectors such as…

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Discover the undeniable influence of China on Guinea-Bissau with almost all infrastructure measures financed and implemented by the Chinese since the country’s independence from Portugal. President Umaro Sissoco Embalo is in China with a high-ranking delegation to further enhance cooperation between the two nations. Optimistic tones ahead of the state visit Bissau and Beijing are already collaborating in various sectors, with more projects on the horizon. China will finance a large conference center, renovate 300 kilometers of roads, and construct a new university campus for 12,000 students. President Embalo highlighted China’s generous donation of $27.5 million to Guinea-Bissau in preparation…

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China’s Influence in Guinea-Bissau: A Closer Look Guinean sociologist and China expert, Diamantino Lopes, highlights the undeniable economic influence China has on Guinea-Bissau. Chinese funding has been instrumental in almost all major infrastructure projects in the country since gaining independence from Portugal five decades ago. The recent visit of President Umaro Sissoco Embaló to China further solidifies the strong cooperation between the two nations, with new projects, such as a conference center and road renovations, in the pipeline. While President Embaló praises China as an “indispensable partner,” concerns arise about the lack of transparency in the agreements made with China.…

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Florindo Chivucute, chairman of the NGO Friends of Angola, recently directed a public appeal to President Joao Lourenco, urging him to prioritize democracy and human rights in Angola. As concerns grow over the suppression of political dissent and arbitrary arrests of activists, Chivucute called for the immediate release of political prisoners and an end to the government’s crackdown on civil society organizations. The Angolan government’s recent approval of a new statute for non-governmental organizations has raised fears of further restrictions on freedom of expression. NGOs are protesting against the proposed legislation, which would require detailed financial reporting and grant government…

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Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi will not run for re-election in the upcoming October 9 elections due to constitutional term limits. Frelimo, the ruling party, has nominated Daniel Chapo, a relatively unknown figure, as their presidential candidate. With a background in law and politics, Chapo is seen as a fresh face who may attract the country’s youth. A New Challenger Emerges The Coalition Democratic Alliance (CAD), formed by dissidents from the main opposition party Renamo, is gaining momentum and challenging Frelimo’s long-standing dominance. CAD aims to mobilize dissatisfied voters and bring change to Mozambique’s political landscape. Factions and Allegations Renamo’s recent…

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