Airtel secures finances for its mobile money service
Indian operator Airtel's African money transfer service has been the target of American and Qatari investors for several months.
The French president has been trying to get China on board his summit of African economies for months but Beijing has yet to RSVP his invitation. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken should represent Joe Biden at the 18 May event, to which several African heads of state have been hastily invited at the last minute.
The successor to the departing Chinese ambassador will have a number of major projects to finalise with the Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni but he will doubtless benefit from the warm relations that Zheng Zhuqiang has cultivated in Kampala.