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Debt gulps 8 percent of East Africa revenues

East African countries are now spending almost eight per cent of their revenues to service $29.42 billion loans borrowed in the past 10 years. They borrowed the money largely from China to grow their transport, communication, manufacturing and energy sectors. Analysts said the loans are becoming a burden, especially given that their impact is yet […]

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Sierra Leone switch plans from China funded airport project.

Sierra Leone has cancelled a $400m (£304m) Chinese-funded project to build a new airport outside the capital Freetown. Former President Ernest Bai Koroma signed the loan agreement with China before he lost elections in March. At the time, the World Bank and the IMF warned that the project would impose a heavy debt burden. The […]

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Four swallowed by massive sidewalk sinkhole in China

Four people died after being swallowed by a giant sinkhole in China on Sunday, authorities said today, following an unsuccessful bid to save two missing victims. The ground opened up without warning in a district of Dazhou city, Sichuan province, at around 2:30 p.m. local time on October 7, state media said. Footage published online, […]

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China to become world’s largest country of organ transplants in 2020

China is expected to have the most organ transplant surgeries in 2020, said Huang Jiefu, Director of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee. Huang said this at the opening of 3rd China International Organ Donation Conference in Xi’an on Friday. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK Huang said that the number of registered volunteers for […]

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