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China To Boost ICT Cooperation With Algeria

A delegation of Chinese officials led by Yang Jiechi, a member of the political bureau and director of the office of the Foreign Affairs...

ESSTI Confirms Launch Details of ET-SMART-RSS Satellite, Built In Collaboration With...

The Ethiopian Space Science & Technology Institute (ESSTI) has confirmed launch details of its ET-SMART-RSS nanosatellite scheduled for launch on 20 December 2020 onboard...

USA raises Alarm over Chinese Deal with Kenya

A fresh diplomatic row between the USA and China has surfaced as China courts Kenya's attention for its Space expansion projects.   The Chinese government, it...

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...

Updated: Ethiopia To Launch A Second Satellite in October With The...

Ethiopia plans to launch a second satellite into space in October 2020 with the help of China. The satellite, named ET-SMART-RSS, is a 6U nanosatellite...

Egypt’s Locally Assembled MisrSat-II Satellite To Be Launched By China in...

Egypt's experimental Earth observation satellite dubbed MisrSat-II will be launched into space in 2022, says Haitham Medhat, the head of the team developing MisrSat-II,...

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...

Egypt To Launch Two Experimental Satellites Ahead Of A Planned NGEO...

With the success recorded in launching four satellites in 2019, of which two were developed by Egyptian engineers locally, the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA)...

Ethiopia To Build Continental Satellite Data Receiver Station With China’s Help

China is expected to help Ethiopia build a continental satellite data receiver station, a news report by Chinese state media Xinhua quotes Dr Solomon...

Angola Cable Signs An MoU With CTM To Explore Opportunities...

Angolan multinational telecommunications operator of fibre-optic telecommunication cables, Angola Cables, has signed a memorandum of understanding(MoU) with Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L(CTM), Macau's...

ETRSS-1 Captures First Test Images

Ethiopia's newly launched ETRSS-1 has captured its first few test images. The imageries captured near China were published by the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology...

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Addis Ababa To Strengthen Sino-Ethiopia Cooperation

As the year comes to an end, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Addis Ababa last week to cement Ethiopia-China strategic...

Ethiopia Launches First Satellite Named ETRSS-1 From China

A Chinese Long March 4B rocket (CZ-4B) today blasted off into space carrying onboard Ethiopia’s first remote sensing satellite, ETRSS-1, at 03:21 GMT from...

Chinese Luban Workshop Facility Launched In Kenya

On Saturday 14 December, China launched its second African Luban workshop facility in eastern Kenya. The workshop facility hosted by Machakos University, Kenya will focus...