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Vision Group journalist represents Africa in China

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th April 2019 08:00 AM

After taking the second position, Mugabo represented Africa at the China Global Television Network (CGTN) presentations and talk shows to discuss the progress of the BRI.

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Vision Group’s journalist Mubarak Mugabo speaking during the talk show. Photo/Courtesy

After taking the second position, Mugabo represented Africa at the China Global Television Network (CGTN) presentations and talk shows to discuss the progress of the BRI.

Vision Group journalist, Mubarak Mugabo has emerged first runner up out of over 100 journalists from different parts of the world who participated in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) essay competition.

After taking the second position, Mugabo represented Africa at the China Global Television Network (CGTN) presentations and talk shows to discuss the progress of the BRI.

BRI is a Chinese Government strategy through which it invests in infrastructural projects in various countries especially in Europe, Asia and Africa. The projects are about global connectivity, linking the world.

CGTN last month organized a BRI essay contests which attracted over 100 entries from all over the world. The contest was won by Russia's Oscar Galeev and Vision Groups' Mubarak Mugabo emerged second.

Lesieli Fonua Talei from Fiji and Fatimath Saara from Maldives followed.

The four top winners were invited to present the impact of BRI projects in their countries and later participate in a live Television talk show on Sunday, 21st in Beijing.

While making a presentation, Mugabo cited various BRI infrastructure projects in Uganda including, Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, Isimba dam, Karuma dam project and Industrial Parks in Mukono, Mbale, Luwero and others.

The talk show was hosted by CGTN's senior anchor Tian Wei featuring Hannah Ryder, CEO of Development Reimagined, an international development consultancy based in Beijing and Andy Mok, a non-Resident fellow at the Centre for China and Globalization.

The presentations and talk show are events ushering in the Belt and Road Forum scheduled this weekend in Beijing.

Mugabo is a Vision Group journalist attending a centre for China-Africa Press Centre 10-month programme in Beijing.

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