The 3rd Forum for China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) has just ended in Beijing.
Every African country, except eSwatini (Swaziland) was represented in Beijing. eSwatini is in bed with Taiwan, which China sees at its own territory. You can’t be married to Taiwan and also have an affair with China if you are a small African country.
Every African leader who isn’t suffering from post-coup traumatic stress disorder (PCTSD, read Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza), or is too sick to climb up the stairs of the Great Hall of the People (read Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika), or is about to leave power in exhaustion (read DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila), or is an intemperate hermit (read Eritrea’s Isaias Afeworki), was in China.
Oddly, Tanzania’s John Pombe Magufuli too didn’t show