In a previous post, I addressed the $5 million donation made by The Gates Foundation to fight the coronavirus. Well, I found some additional news today and had to share it. The following information comes out of Africa News.
Equatorial Guinea has donated $2 million to China to combat the coronavirus. Chaired by President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the cabinet expressed solidarity and support for the Chinese government. Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, advised the following:
“China has always been a very strong and loyal supporter of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and this contribution is a demonstration that Equatorial Guinea stands in solidarity with China and its people as it fights a global outbreak that has already cost too many lives
Our ongoing Year of Investment Initiative will be a testimony to the depth of our cooperation and relationship with China. It is a pleasure for Equatorial Guinea to support its partner in times of need.”
China has significant investments across Equatorial Guinea in telecommunications and public sector infrastructure and technology. This brings clarity to Africa’s donation, but in my opinion, it’s still problematic.
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