China’s links with Africa in terms of medical support date back to the 1960s. Photo: AFP China’s links with Africa in terms of medical support date back to the 1960s. Photo: AFP
China’s links with Africa in terms of medical support date back to the 1960s. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: China’s aid effort in Africa is nothing new, observers say

  • Beijing ‘is serious about its commitment to stand by its African partners’ and has been since 1962, academic says
  • But not all of its medical teams are welcomed with open arms, especially since allegations emerged of Africans in southern China being mistreated

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China’s links with Africa in terms of medical support date back to the 1960s. Photo: AFP China’s links with Africa in terms of medical support date back to the 1960s. Photo: AFP
China’s links with Africa in terms of medical support date back to the 1960s. Photo: AFP
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