By :Mohamed Hassan Mohamed
China and the African continent countries are united by sincere friendship, cooperation, and shared struggle. China has risen to become one of the world’s most influential economies. It also helps to uplift Africa. China builds highways, bridges, and railroads. The Chinese worker race spreads through the continent’s roads, paths, railways, airports, towers, dams, and projects, whereas the colonialists took Africa’s bounties and left its people to ignorance, poverty, and variance. The colonialists didn’t want Africa to rise, grow and get advance.
Still, the colonialists do not like the relationships between China and Africa; they spread sedition and misinformation in order to have power and influence over them. It is time the continent’s people knew who is a friend and who is an adversary. China provided medical assistance to most African countries (Dawit Yarja), the Director-General for Asia and Pacific Affairs at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the Corona pandemic in April, emphasized that Africa and China are close friends with a strategic partnership. “This statement came to more than 80 countries around the world during a large amount of medical aid from China.”
America seeks to acquire all manner of resources from Africa. Although energy is an essential element in the process of future economic growth and development, it is also an essential indicator and cause of conflict and international competition, today based on hegemony over certain areas, in order to maintain the conditions for geopolitical dominance. It encourages us to address China’s current rising power and its position in the future. The subsequent U.S. competition to lead the world and what is going on now clearly reflects the changes that will affect the future equilibrium of economic, political and military power and global hegemony; a lot of research, studies and media have studied these trends and their subsequent impact on many countries around the world. China has worked diligently and industriously over the last decades to strengthen its internal and external economic structure, build alliances, and win friendships.
The United States, on the opposite, has sought to implement foreign policy focused on imperialism and dictatorship that earned them enmities. It has fought many failed wars that have exhausted its treasury, lost alliances, won many peoples ‘ enmity, and inflicted internal problems on it. American society has many divisions and divergences in many issues, and the American dream is no longer a goal. China, on the other hand, is standing a few steps away to overtake the American ghoul. Conferences and rumors spread.
In May 2020, the Heritage Foundation of the United States released a report saying that Beijing likely has better surveillance access to Africa than anywhere else by having built or renovated at least 168 African government buildings, which is a threat to the United States.The report cites the news from January 2018 in French Le Monde, said that servers installed at African Union (AU) headquarters by the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei were uploading their content to servers based in Shanghai daily, just three days later the Financial Times newspaper confirmed Le Monde story. Beijing’s eavesdropping on government buildings in Africa is likely to extend well beyond AU headquarters. Of the 54 African countries, at least 40 have a government building designed by a Chinese company. Given the difficulty of gathering comprehensive data on almost seven decades of interaction with Africa by independent China, those figures are almost definitely a undercount. It is also likely that Chinese monitoring of such buildings may collect negative or embarrassing information about senior leadership in a country. That material could be used as a leverage to guarantee the liability of African leaders, to the detriment of the countries they represent.
The African continent ‘s people know perfectly well those whose feet trampled upon their ancestors ‘ necks and enslaved them, know perfectly well who colonized them, and sowed discord among the African peoples. Its leaders know who the real friends and development partners of Africa are.
The United States is trying to sow discord between China and Africa, but the leaders of African countries; “immediately denied the accusations and practices of the” French newspaper Le Monde. “Rwandan President and African Union’s rotating member,” Kagame, said: ” All of these are mere fabrications and misinformation, and he will not accept such stories. The United States is trying to sow discord between China and Africa, but the leaders of African countries; “immediately denied the accusations and practices of the” French newspaper Le Monde. “Rwandan President and African Union’s rotating member,” Kagame, “said all of these are mere fabrications and misinformation, and he will not accept such stories.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister said Africa and China are maintaining comprehensive and strategic relationships and do not believe in unfounded accusations against China; African leaders agree unanimously that facts have shown that fallacies, lies, and rumors cannot shake the foundations of cooperation between China and Africa.
Brazzaville, President of the Republic of Congo, Sassou said all parties welcome China’s assistance in building the African Union headquarters, and this magnificent building is a symbol of friendship between the African and Chinese people. African countries appreciate Chinese assistance and will vigorously seek to enhance China’s cooperation. Western media reporting false statements must be mindful that the official actions of African leaders at African Union headquarters do not contain any secrets. The equipment and devices at the African Union headquarters are imported from various countries in strict compliance with the bidding procedures. Also, all the rumors cited are groundless.
He also said that the African Union is not an organization responsible for dealing with “state secrets or national defense,” “I do not believe it is in China’s interest to provide the African Union with administrative building and spying activities.” African-Chinese cooperation is a model for global cooperation between China, and African countries look forward to smoothing economies.
Huawei has been given a warm welcome in Africa as Western countries close their doors to it. Not long ago, South African network operator Rennes teamed up with Huawei to launch South Africa’s first 5G independent commercial network. Huawei has also worked with MTN group, a South African telecoms group, in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth 5G network. Additionally, tests have been carried out in Kenya, Egypt, Lesotho, Nigeria, Uganda,Senegal, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon.There is no doubt that Huawei is the most popular telecom equipment supplier in Africa, a very trusted supplier for the African people, and it makes real contribution to the construction of 5G in Africa, but it is vilified by the United States. Last year, Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, claimed that “because they have been overtaken by Huawei, they have to punish the company now, as a tool to compete with China. We want 5G, and we know who can bring it to us.”
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the African Union Conference Center is a “symbol of China – Africa friendship,” and those who spread such lies are enemies of success and envy of friendships. Conspirators are trying to disrupt the China – Africa relationship. A Chinese proverb says: “If you want to prosper, first build roads. Admittedly, this seems to hold in Africa. As huge infrastructure gaps remain an obstacle to growth, investment, and economic diversification, the continent should build many roads, railways, ports, and power plants. China is building railroads, bridges, and ports, doing what the colonialists in Europe should have done long ago.
Some of these projects include the following:
Nigeria’s 2600 MW Mambilla scheme is the largest hydropower project on the planet. The huge 1 250 MW Merowe dam in Sudan is the largest power plant completed to date. Building a 3000 MW power plant in Nigeria. Construction of a new 20 MW hydroelectric power plant (HEP) in West Kenya. China has awarded Mozambique a US$ 45 million contract to build a supply system in central Manica province. The project will include the construction of a new water treatment station and six water storage tanks at Chicamba Dam. As part of the Belinga Iron Ore project, Sinohydro is building a hydroelectric dam in Gabon.
According to the needs and readiness of each country, China has initiated massive projects on the African continent, including bridges, tunnels, local, national and regional highways, airports, ports, power stations, dams, sanitation projects, oil and natural gas extraction public housing, government buildings, education and universities, and even space projects and satellite launches.
In a 2014 report to the American Washington Post, it emerged-quoting information were identified as “top secret” that the former employee had leaked with the National Security Agency (Edward Snowden) “that the CIA was spying on the German chancellor’s phone conversations”. Angela Merkel spied on the French presidency in 2012. The Washington Post revealed in February 2020 that, through a Swiss company specialized in the field of electronic protection, the CIA had spied for decades on leaders from countries around the world.
In February 2020, Euro news revealed that the American and German intelligence firms had spied on more than 150 countries by a Swiss communications encryption company and, for years, used equipment belonging to a Swiss company specializing in encrypting communications that they controlled secretly, spying on more than a hundred enemy and allied countries. A long investigation conducted by the “Washington Post” in collaboration with the German television network “ZDF” and the Swiss radio and television channel “SRF” and released by the American newspaper on Tuesday disclosed that the CIA purchased the cryptography firm “Crypto AG” in 1970 by companies registered in the “A top – secret relationship” with the German intelligence service “BND”.
On the other hand, China has completed a vast number of leading ventures such as the Asia-Djibouti railway and the Mombasa and Nairobi railroads, and China has become Africa’s largest trading partner and a major investor. A great number of Africans have benefited from the Chinese-African cooperation and have been warmly welcomed from all sectors. In Africa, it is the Chinese government’s political and moral interest and the right choice to truly help African countries gain economic independence and hence full political independence. China is willing to work closely with friendly African countries. At the request of the African Union and friendly African countries, the African Union building complex that China built-in in 2011 is a fundamental initiative taken by China to support the unified self-reliance process and the integration process in Africa. Sino-African Friendship Historic Landmark. The primary sign of New Generation Sino – African friendship. The South-South cooperation between the developing countries is the cooperation between China and the African brothers. They help one another openly. They do not attach political conditions, they do not make challenging demands, and they do not interfere in African countries ‘ internal affairs. Communication between China and the brothers and sisters is not impeded. Africans, and no need to use inferior and inappropriate methods of Western media, may have forgotten that the West makes all of the chips that help China in the computers of the African Union and that China cannot control them.
Sadly, people in some countries have long thought of manipulating Africa, and expect that Africa will never advance. They are deeply disturbed by the widespread support China offers for the development of Africa. We do not want to help Africa pursue lasting peace, democracy to prosperity. They do not want to see China helping Africa for joint development. Then, we want to fragment and undermine Africa for a long time and dominate it. They can’t change their political views, so the trick will keep updating.
In order to stimulate Sino – African relations and interfere with cooperation between China and Africa, Africa is committed to the process of independent and sustainable development. It ultimately achieves the goal of We sincerely hope that media from all over the world will be able to visit African countries to find out what China did in Africa. Check out what countries have done that fear the increasing influence of China in Africa, in Europe, and don’t slip into the Western media net. It is hoped that the African media will leverage their advantages to the full, tell live stories of cooperation and mutual progress between China and Africa and serve as friends, promoters and proponents of the common interests of China and Africa.