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Analysis: Rethinking Satellite Procurement Contracts in Africa

More than ever, African countries are establishing satellite programmes with the ultimate goal of owning and operating space-segment systems and ground infrastructure that drive...

Who Manufactured Africa’s 41 Satellites?

As of June 2020, 11 African countries: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morrocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan, have launched a total...

Understanding China’s Expansive Interest In Africa’s Space Sector

In December 2004, the Nigerian government contracted the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for the turnkey and in-orbit delivery of the Nigerian Communications...

Alcomsat-1 Communications Satellite Clocks Two Years In Orbit

Algeria's first communications satellite, AlComSat-1, clocks two years in orbit since its launch on 11 December 2017, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC), aboard...

Delegation Of China Great Wall Industry Corporation Visits Angola Space Agency

A delegation from China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) yesterday visited the premises of the Department of Space Sciences and Applied Research (DCEPA) of...