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Africa/South-America Summit To Advance South-South Cooperation

Africa/South America Summit to Advance South-South Cooperation

By: Odeen Ishmael

The leaders of South America will meet with their African counterparts at their first summit on November 30-December 1 in Abuja, Nigeria. If all the 54 African and the 12 South American leaders attend this historic event, it will be one of the largest gatherings of world leaders at any single two-day event. 

For this summit, preparatory meetings of coordinators from the two groupings have already taken place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in September and in Santiago, Chile, earlier this month. A final meeting will take place in Abuja a few days before the summit. read more

Africa Makes A Splash in Beijing

African culture gains popularity ahead of summit 
Beijing Summit

BEIJING, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — Traditional Chinese red lanterns and billboards featuring typical images of Africa. Posters proclaiming Sino-African “friendship, cooperation, development and peace” in English and French on major streets in downtown Beijing. read more

Africa/China Co-operation: 50 Year Review

BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of diplomatic relations between China and African countries. Over the past 50 years, China and Africa have become all-weather friends, partners of sincere cooperation, and good brothers, with the two peoples forging a profound relationship, and bilateral ties achieving great successes.    The Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), scheduled for Nov. 3-5, will be the highest-level and the largest meeting between Chinese and African leaders since China and African countries started to forge cooperative ties in the 1950s. read more