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Forgotten and forsaken, families displaced from Marange diamond mines start the journey back home
The curse of diamonds still haunts hundreds of families that were displaced from the Marange fields and resettled on Arda Transau, a desolate 12,000-hectare farm in Zimbabwe's Manicaland province. Swamped by crippling poverty and despair, […]
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📣 WEBINAR | @witschinaafrica and @chinadialogue invite journalists to join the free training session on Africa-China relations and the climate crisis.

Speakers will share essential practical tools and resources on how to write and pitch reporting proposals.

🗓 27 July 2022

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Are you a journalist keen to know how to report on issues pertaining to the climate crisis within Africa- China relations?

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⏰ Open to early-career journalists in Africa.

It is the final day to submit an idea for a long-form story/project focused on technology outside of the West for @restofworld's Feature Reporting Fellowship.

Apply by close of today, June 30.

Months after striking a trade deal with China, Kenyan agricultural firms are still waiting for clearances from Beijing to send their shipments. Kenya struck an export deal with China for fresh avocados in January.
| @ReutersAfrica

🚨 Training workshop for journalists!

The @witschinaafrica in partnership with @chinadialogue invites journalists to participate in the Online Journalists Training Workshop on Africa-China Relations and the Climate Crisis.

🗓 27 July 2022
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📣 Interested in learning digital investigation techniques?

Have a look at this multilingual courses for journalists and journalism students from leading global news agency @AFP, supported by the Google News Initiative.

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The South African Health Products and Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has announced that, the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine CoronaVac, developed by Beijing-based biopharmaceutical company Sinovac, has been registered for use in the country. | @CGTNOfficial

Ahead of the much-anticipated 14th BRICS summit set to get underway, China has sought to use the meeting to further its vision of an alliance to counter the US-led liberal democratic world order while expanding its economic footprint. | @EconomicTimes

📣 Opportunity for West African journalists 📣

@TheMFWA invites applications for the 2nd edition of the NGIJ fellowship. Twelve (12) journalists from three countries: Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia will be selected for the programme.

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As the leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) gear up for their 14th summit, South Africa eyes to strengthen ties for growth and job creation. This year's summit, will focus on economic recovery post Covid-19 pandemic.
| @IOL

Glad to have contributed a section on how Nigeria’s state surveillance crackdown on journalists & active citizens. Thanks to @fisayosoyombo & @Adebimpe57 for yielding their time and also to @witschinaafrica for making this story possible.

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The Africa-China Reporting Project is proud to announce the publication of its new book on the impact of two Pan-African journalism workshops and investigations published in 2019 and 2021.

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China has weighed in to play the role of being mediator to resolve disputes in the Horn of Africa. China says is convinced that countries in the Horn, have the ability to resolve differences through dialogue and consultations. | @africanews

China seeks to harmonise Belt and Road Initiative with Egypt’s 2030 Vision. China says is ready to work with the Egyptian side to implement consensus reached by two countries and consolidate mutual trust at the political level. | @DailyNewsEgypt

An investigation piece by @BendanaChris, unpacks how fish maw supply was dwindling in the market until the world turned its eyes to the Uganda Nile perch.

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Deadline Today for this Investigative Fellowship!

Young journalists from Ghana 🇬🇭, Sierra Leone 🇸🇱, & Liberia 🇱🇷, apply to be among 12 fellows for this Next Generation IJ opportunity by close of today.

Details in GIJN's Africa newsletter for June.


The African Development Bank plans to call on China for more investments in the continent's burgeoning renewable energy sector to create a more robust infrastructure that would allow a sharing of renewables in the collective larger grids. | @china_brief

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👉 Never work on your own.
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While Africa attracts only 2% of the global renewable energy investments, the continent is aspiring to increase its installed capacity, and this will require an investment from China to reach its sustainable development goals. | @MoroccoWNews

Wu Peng, director-general for African Affairs at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China says, African countries and China should speak with louder voices on international issues and safeguard the common interests of developing countries. | @IOL

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