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CHINA ON A MISSION TO ELIMINATE MALARIA IN COMOROS

Comoros, a small African country located in the Indian Ocean, is pursuing a total annihilation of malaria, five years after a Chinese-backed project drove out the lethal disease from its two islands. The archipelago nation, which controls three islands of Grande Comore, Moheli and Anjouan and claims sovereignty over Mayotte …

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Mozambican President Hopes To Strengthen Cooperation With China

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan meets with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi in Maputo, Mozambique. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said his country hopes to strengthen cooperation with China in various fields, including defense and security. Nyusi made the remarks while meeting with visiting Chinese State Councilor and …

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Chinese investment in Mozambique is close to US$6 billion

China’s investment in Mozambique has been growing at a very fast pace and in cumulative terms is approaching US$6 billion, according to figures from the Chinese Embassy in Maputo. The figures were cited on Thursday in Lisbon by the Chinese Embassy attache in Lisbon, Nie Quan, at the launch of …

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Ethiopia-China on Dynamic Economic Relations: Mekonen

Ethiopia and China started economic relations about 100 B.C when the Han dynasty of China and the Axumite empire of Ethiopia had trade exchanges. The two countries had made official relationship when they opened embassies in their respective capitals beginning from 1972. This relationship has reached a greater level over …

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Chinese Envoy Dr Lu Youqing – How to Hit 7 percent on FDI

Tanzania needs to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) to realise its goal of attaining seven percent economic growth, according to the Chinese ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youqing. Dr Lu told a news conference on Wednesday that Tanzania’s investment needs in 2016/17 amounted to $13.422 billion, while corresponding domestic …

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South Africa sees record number of Chinese shop owners

A record number of Chinese immigrants are establishing businesses in South Africa, to sell affordable goods to local consumers. It began as an unlikely destination, but now, a record number of Chinese immigrants are making their way to South Africa. They are setting up shop and importing billions of dollars’ …

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Why African Nations Welcome China: Prof Michiko Kitaba

Michiko Kitaba, a professor at Kansai University wrote an analysis and concludes that at a time when China’s growth is responsible for much of the world’s economic dynamism, Western media outlets have taken to publishing reports urging caution in the face of the country’s expanding influence. These reports have criticised …

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Gauteng province to host Social Cohesion Games to foster unity

As of February 25 to March 5, Gauteng will be abuzz with people from different ethnic African groups uniting together to embrace unity. This follows the pre-launching of the Social Cohesion Games that will feature diverse soccer teams playing against each other in various parts of the province. The games …

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Reflecting on China-Africa cooperation and developments in 2016

The year 2016 marked a turning point in the China-Africa relations amid unsettled changes in the global economic and political order. China increased its deployment of combat troops to the continent and more than 2000 peacekeepers were deployed to South Sudan due to political turmoil at the Sub-Saharan based country. …

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African travel companies more excited with Chinese visitors?

Africa is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination among adventure-seeking Chinese tourists. The numbers of visitors who went to Africa in 2016 was up sharply due to looser visa restrictions and new direct flights between China and Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa among other popular destinations. Chinese arrivals in South …

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Ethiopian parliament approves infrastructure loan agreement with Chinese bank

Ethiopia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a 250-million-U.S.-dollar loan agreement made with China’s Export-Import (Exim) Bank to finance major infrastructure construction in the country. The loan agreement, already approved by the Ethiopian House of Peoples’ Representatives, the lower house, would finance supply and construction of 400-kv power transmission projects of Genale …

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“One Belt, One Road” strategy drives Africa towards China

The isolationist trend in the foreign policy of the new US administration, particularly towards Africa, has led some analysts to predict that the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” strategy will take on an even greater role on that continent. After initial contacts with the State Department President Donald Trump’s team …

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Ghana seek to enhanced relationship with China: Finance Minister

Ghana’s new government seeks to develop an enhanced relationship with China, Minister for Finance Kenneth Ofori-Atta said here late Sunday. According to him the government would be holding its second meeting with the Embassy of China in Ghana on Monday to discuss ways of further cooperation. “We will be holding …

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African nations urge EU to emulate China in banning ivory trade

The European Union (EU) member states should take a cue from China and ban domestic and overseas trade in ivory products, members of the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) said. The coalition of African elephant range states in a statement released on Friday night hailed Beijing’s decision to outlaw ivory trade …

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China is biggest non-traditional donor in the African continent

Over the past three decades China has become the biggest non-traditional donor in the Sub-Saharan Africa with over 44 countries having formidable ties with Beijing. The 44 countries form part of the Forum on China–Africa cooperation (FOCAC) that seeks to form good China-Africa cooperation. At the Johannesburg summit held in …

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China, Africa in joint pursuit of shared prosperity: Chinese envoy

The flourishing bilateral relationship between China and African countries is based on pursuit of ideals that advance shared prosperity, says Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa. “Joint shouldering of responsibility and promotion of growth is in line with the cooperation trends and the direction between China and other developing countries, …

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China donates medical supplies to South Sudan’s Paloich hospital

China has contributed medicine and medical equipment worth $60,000 to the Paloich Friendship Hospital in Upper Nile state, northern South Sudan, the Chinese Embassy said Thursday. The donation made through the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan included 27 categories of medicines such as Ampilcllin, Saline, Amoxilline, pain killers among others. …

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Tanzania-Zambia railway project shows benefit of Chinese aid

The 1,860.5 kilometer-long Tazara railway spanning from Tanzania’s commercial center Dar es Salaam to Zambia’s Central Province represents one of China’s largest foreign aid projects. A tripartite agreement was signed in September 1967 to build the railroad and construction began in 1970. The railway opened in 1975 and in July …

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Ambassador Qiu Meet Namibian Chamber of Environment

On January 4, Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Qiu Xuejun met with the representatives of Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) led by its CEO, Dr. Chris Brown and exchanged ideas on environment and wildlife protection. Ambassador Qiu said the Chinese government holds a long-standing and clear-cut position on the protection of …

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Africa-China exports fall by 40% after China slowdown

African exports to China fell by almost 40% in 2015, China’s customs office says. China is Africa’s biggest single trading partner and its demand for African commodities has fuelled the continent’s recent economic growth. The decline in exports reflects the recent slowdown in China’s economy. This has, in turn, put …

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Chinese-funded Silkroad Int’l Bank opens in Djibouti

The Silkroad International Bank (SIB) opened service in Djibouti on Wednesday in a drive to promote the financial sector development in Djibouti and in the entire Africa. The Silkroad International Bank is the first Chinese-funded enterprise to obtain banking license on the African continent. It is also the first joint …

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Chinese Media Make Inroads Into African Continent

For years, China has been pumping billions of dollars across the African continent to build large-scale infrastructure projects and grant cheap loans in exchange for access to the continent’s natural resources and growing markets. And lately, along with its economic and political engagements, Beijing has also been making significant strides …

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Tanzania Joins China-Led Big Economic Strategy – Hassan

Tanzania has been selected among seven countries to join China One Belt, One Road strategy. The move is in line with the fifth phase government’s initiatives to link the country with big business strategies in Asia, Europe and Africa. Other countries that have been selected along with Tanzania include Malaysia, …

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Cassava Pact With Chinese Firm ‘A Big Boost’ for Tanzania

THE government has described a-one billion US dollar partnership agreement on commercialisation of cassava farming and processing with Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited and Epoch Agriculture (TAEPZ) from China as a big boost towards industrialisation. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr Adelhelm Meru said …

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Africa’s leading conservationists hail China’s ivory ban

The Chinese government’s decision to terminate ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017 marked a critical milestone in the journey toward eliminating poaching and other threats to Africa’s elephant species, a conservationist group said on Wednesday. Kaddu Sebunya, president of African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) hailed China for taking …

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China Can Do, Tanzania Also Can Do: Dr Lu Youguing

The Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youguing, addresses the Tanzanian delegation of district commissioners after they returned home from a study tour in China recently. In the process of realizing economic development, livelihood improvement and social stability in Tanzania, the cadre team is very important. Chairman Mao Zedong, the …

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China Pushes Agenda of Peaceful Co-Existence Model

China believes that both non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and people are a crucial force for maintaining regional peace and development. The China-Africa People-to- People exchange is a strong complement to state relations and a great force to support the friendship between countries. The China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) is …

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About 200 Tanzania’s Factories On Dar-China Plan

At least 200 factories are planned for launching in the country within the next three years with China’s support, a move that will boost Tanzania’s drive to become an industrial nation. The Head of Communications in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Mindi Kasiga, told reporters in …

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Zimbabwe Exports 35 Jumbos to China – wildlife authorities

Zimbabwe has exported 35 African elephants from Hwange National Park to China after satisfying Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) requirements on wildlife translocation.The translocation also followed a visit to the Asian country by local game stakeholders to inspect facilities and conditions under which the jumbos would live. …

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China’s Africa Policy Addresses Poverty

China’s policy towards Africa has the potential to lift the continent out of poverty if all its contents are implemented accordingly. In the last nine years, the Asian economic giant released two position papers on its policy on Africa, which act as guidelines to its dealings with the continent. The …

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Pharmaceutical industries see opportunity in Africa

While Chinese companies have made massive investments in various industries in the African market – such as construction, telecommunications and electrical power – there is minimal investment in lucrative pharmaceuticals. But the prospect of Chinese companies making inroads in the market are high. TR Medical Instruments Co and Wego are recent …

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Tanzania commends China for banning ivory trade

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa on Saturday commended China for banning ivory trade and urged other countries across the world to follow suit. “The banning of ivory trade in other countries like what China has done will lead to ending poaching in Tanzania,” said Mkapa who ruled Tanzania between 1995 …

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China-built Jubek school inaugurated in South Sudan

Authorities in South Sudan’s central state of Jubek have inaugurated Jubek Model Secondary School built with support from the Chinese government. The new school located in the suburb of Gudele, west of the South Sudanese capital of Juba, is built using a grant of 8 million U.S. dollars provided by …

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Africa lauds China’s move to close ivory market trade

A coalition move of 15 African countries on Friday welcomed China’s commitment to closing its domestic ivory markets by the end of 2017, saying the move signals Beijing’s goodwill in protecting Africa’s elephants. The countries that are members of the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) said in a joint statement issued …

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Chinese company is taking power connection to Kenya

Three months after the opening of Kenya’s first transformer manufacturing plant, Dylan Yu, managing director of Yocean Group Limited, has an even more ambitious plan – to diversify products to better serve the country’s power industry. Yocean has already come to an agreement with its manufacturing partners in China’s Jiangsu …

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Number of Chinese immigrants in Africa rapidly increasing

The number of Chinese immigrants in Africa has risen sevenfold over less than two decades, although most still plan to return home for retirement, according to a recent survey. The Annual Report on Overseas Chinese Study said the African continent was home to more than 1.1 million Chinese immigrants in …

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Chinese construction company to build tallest building in Djibouti

Chinese construction giant China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) on Thursday laid foundation stone to build its Djibouti headquarter. The new 23-storey twin-towers, worth 70 million USD, will be the tallest structure in the horn of African country once completed. Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Chinese Ambassador to Djibouti Fu …

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Nigeria to adhere to “One-China” policy: spokesperson

Nigeria recognizes and will adhere to the “One-China” policy, as President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson said Thursday. In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, said nothing has happened so far to change that …

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China, Africa embrace globalization as developed world retreats

As China and Africa enjoy the fruits of globalization, the United States and Western Europe citizens are scoffing at the movement their governments once championed as a magic bullet to advance development. BACKLASH IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES Donald Trump, who won the American election partly with the help of surging trade …

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Namibian association welcomes China’s ivory ban move

The Namibian Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA), along with other conservationists have welcomed the bold move by Chinese authorities, to gradually stop the processing and sales of ivory for commercial purposes by the end of 2017. The Executive Committee of NAPHA on Tuesday said that, if, indeed executed, the closing down …

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Analysts hail Chinese foreign minister’s visit to Zambia

Analysts hail China’s decision to make Zambia among the five African countries being visited by its foreign minister this year saying it speaks volumes about how much China values the friendship with the Southern African country, analysts said on Monday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is on a visit to …

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China willing to expand cooperation with Zimbabwe: Xi tells Mugabe

President Xi Jinping said on Monday that China is willing to encourage capable companies to invest in Zimbabwe and expand mutually beneficial cooperation. Xi made the remarks when meeting with his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. Xi told Mugabe that China appreciates the African country’s firm …

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Ethiopian Airlines to add direct flight to Chengdu

Ethiopian Airlines recently announced expansion of its network to Chengdu, the capital city of southwestern Sichuan province, marking the fifth Chinese city in the airline’s expanding map. The new flight is due to start on June 5 and will fly between Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, and Chengdu. It will be …

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Chinese doctors conduct medical camp for the disadvantaged

A team of Chinese doctors on Saturday conducted a medical camp for the disadvantaged orphans in Huruma Children’s Home, about 28 kilometres southwest of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Professor Tian Shengxun told Xinhua that the camp targeted over 200 orphans who can not access quality medical services. “Our aim is …

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Tanzanian officials, wildlife advocates hail China’s ivory ban

Tanzania welcomed China’s latest decision to ban ivory trade and processing activities, saying the move marked a historic milestone in efforts to save the giant mammals from poaching. The country’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Jumanne Maghembe said the move would reduce costs African countries injected in the fight …

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Lead China-Africa win-win cooperation, says Chinese foreign minister

The cooperation between China and African countries has been gradually transformed and upgraded, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday. Under the new ideas put forward at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation’s summit in Johannesburg, the China-Africa win-win cooperation has shown “three new changes,” Wang said during a meeting …

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Egyptian, Chinese antiquities officials study excavations in Egypt

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany said on Sunday that an Egyptian delegation from his ministry is now on an official visit to China to strengthen cooperation in the field of archaeology. “The Egyptian delegates are now discussing with their Chinese counterparts the preparations for the first Chinese excavations in …

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Survey shows positive outlook toward China’s investments

Findings from Afrobarometer’s survey of 54,000 participants in 36 African countries released recently shows that the majority viewed China’s economic and political activities as a welcome contribution. The survey focuses on the development of both the economic and political activities that showed a positive attitude toward China’s investments in infrastructure …

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China to host BRICS as the new president of the group

China became the president of BRICS group on January 1, 2017 and will host the 9th BRICS Summit in September in the city of Xiamen, Fujian Province. President Xi Jinping has sent letters to leaders of other BRICS countries, lifting the curtain of the 2017 China Year of BRICS and …

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Africa Hub: A collaboration platform for Africa’s businesses

For Africa to flourish economically it needs to work together and Africa Hub is offering a platform for the continent’s businesses to collaborate and create its own business network. The network will enable intra-Africa trade, first with an aims to create opportunities for local businesses to amalgamate and then subsequently …

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Kenyan officials, conservationists laud China’s ivory ban

China’s latest ban on processing and sale of ivory products marked a historic milestone in efforts to save African elephants from poaching, Kenyan wildlife officials said on Tuesday. Richard Leakey, chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), hailed the Chinese government’s decision, saying it will revitalize global action on illegal …

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Chinese archaeologists keen to excavate in Egypt: antiquities minister

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany said in an interview with Xinhua that Chinese archaeologists are very interested in starting excavations in his archaeologically rich country. “I had the honor to receive many delegations from China recently. Chinese archaeologists are very interested in starting excavations in Egypt,” the minister said. Al-Anany, …

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Africa Hub offers business premises at discounted prices

Cost is a concern in any business decision, and a move or relocation can cure or create. Africa Hub, which is a business enabler and a brainchild of China Southern Africa Trade & Expo Centre, offers you new and exciting ways to boost your business. They’re offering efficient business spaces …

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China Ivory Trade Ban gets Prince William praises

Prince William on Monday praised China’s decision to ban all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. The Duke of Cambridge said the move could save elephants from extinction. China, which has the biggest ivory market in the world, made the announcement following a resolution at the …

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Mandarin language will help grow tourism in South Africa

Research on Google shows that there is so much to gain than to lose when Africans, precisely South Africans, learn the Confucius Chinese language – Mandarin. According to news article posted earlier on NF Online, the learning of the language will assist in various aspects including IN attracting tourism. China, …

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Africa Hub unchains the barriers of inter-Africa trading relations

Open markets increase prospects of producing and trading new ideas and products locally, regionally and in global markets, which leads to more income opportunities and the improvement of living standards. Removing trade barriers has contributed to the expansion of global trade and Africa Hub is emphasising the same to continental …

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Nigerians lead Africa Hub roadshow to mobilise support

The Nigeria Business Chamber in South Africa has agreed in principles that they will be encouraging their members to support Africa Hub. They have also agreed during their meeting with the Africa Hub team that they will also be facilitating a nationwide roadshow in their quest to encourage Nigerian businesses …

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China Willing to Strengthen Security Cooperation With Algeria

China seeks to strengthen its security cooperation with Algeria, said Sunday in Algiers, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Li Huilai. “China seeks to strengthen cooperation with Algeria in the security field,” the Chinese official told the press following the audience granted to him by Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine …

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Stumbling Blocks for FDI Flow Mentioned at CNIE workshop

A workshop heard on Tuesday that Chinese investors are committed to invest in Africa but are held back by lack of proper information on the continent’s business environment. The Secretary General of Chinese Follow-up Committee for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Amb Lin Songtian said African think tanks and media …

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Angola and China Want to Strengthen Cultural Cooperation

The strengthening of cooperation and cultural exchange between Angola and China was analysed on Tuesday in Luanda during an audience granted by the Angolan Culture minister, Carolina Cerqueira, to the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Cui Aimin. The Chinese diplomat, who was impressed by the Angolan culture, said that the cooperation …

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About 109 Chinese peacekeepers depart for Sudan’s Darfur

A Chinese engineering team consisting of 109 peacekeepers departed Beijing Capital International Airport in a UN chartered plane to Sudan’s Darfur on Wednesday for a one-year peacekeeping mission. The peacekeepers are part of a 225-member team, which is the 13th group to be sent to the Darfur region. The rest …

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Chinese ambassador hails China-Africa cooperation “dynamic”

Chinese Ambassador to Morocco Sun Shuzhong said on Monday that the cooperation between China and Africa, which serves as “a good example of South-South cooperation, is “very dynamic.” Speaking at the opening of the first Joint International Conference on Afro-Asian Cooperation, held at the University Mohammed V in the Moroccan …

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Africa Hub aim to inspire your business grow globally

African business moguls keen to set a footprint in the business world, have an opportunity to do so with Africa Hub as their immediate gateway to achieving their wisdom. With the ever evolving markets, unsteady economic climate and possible global melt-down or recession, it is advisable for the African businesses …

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Ethiopia hails Sino-Ethiopian cooperation in various areas

Ethiopia and China have been cooperating in various development areas, benefiting the people of both countries, and such cooperation would be a model for bilateral relations between countries, Ethiopian finance minister said on Thursday. Abraham Tekeste, Ethiopian Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, made the remarks during a handing over …

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China hands over hydropower rehabilitation project to Ethiopia

China on Thursday handed over a hydropower plant rehabilitation project to Ethiopia. With an installed generating capacity of 6.6MW, the Aba-Samuel Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project was carried out in two years by PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation, for which the Chinese government provided a grant amounting to 95 million yuan (around …

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Wang Yong: Chinese fund invests 4 billion USD in Africa

The China Africa Development Fund (CAD Fund), an equity investment fund managed by China Development Bank, had invested 4 billion U.S. dollars in Africa as of the end of November, authorities said Wednesday. Since its establishment in 2007, the fund has invested in 88 projects in 37 African countries. The …

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Uganda Hails China’s Skilling of government Officials

China’s training programs of skilling African government officials are critical in improving service delivery that will fast track development on the continent, a senior government official has said. Geoffrey Turyamhika, assistant Commissioner at Uganda’s ministry of finance, told Xinhua in an interview on Tuesday that over time there has been …

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Africa Hub wants to take your business to the global markets

Every business person has ambitions of seeing his brand penetrating the global markets but they sometimes don’t know how to make that a reality. Guess what? Africa Hub is more than willing to direct you penetrate these markets with the close connections it has in the global space especially with …

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Africa needs China to supplement its economic ambitions

It’s over two decades now since China has pronounced its immense support to help Africa to enhance its economic ambitions and help grow the continent’s GDP to match other continents in the world. Since then we’ve seen China keeping up to its promise with the ever support given to various countries in …

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Chinese investment in South Africa help create jobs

As a Hong Kong listed company, Taung is acutely aware of the significance of Chinese investment in South Africa. Chinese investors have been steadily building their direct and indirect investments in South Africa during the last decade. And it is not just in mining and minerals. There have also been …

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China helping rural Kenyans access adequate healthcare

Four modular container clinics donated by the Chinese government will be used to provide healthcare in remote parts of Kenya. The donation made possible by the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is valued at 2.75 million yuan ($400, 000) to the Kenyan government. At …

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Gabon’s infrastructure plans get major boost with loans from China

China agreed on Wednesday to provide preferential loans to Gabon to support the African country’s infrastructure projects. President Xi Jinping and Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba oversaw the Beijing signing ceremony of four bilateral cooperative documents, two of them including preferential loans. China would provide preferential loans for a perimeter …

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Xi offers congratulations to Gambian president-elect

Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended congratulations to Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow. In a congratulatory message sent on Friday, Xi said that China and Gambia have been fully carrying out friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation in various areas since the two countries resumed their diplomatic relations in March. Facts have …

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President Koroma: Sierra Leone recovers with help of friend

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma said China’s decision to write off his country’s debts will now give the West African republic breathing space to focus on other priorities. China canceled that debt at the start of the president’s six-day visit to the country, a visit that marked the 45th …

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Fan Changlong: China willing to strengthen ties with Djibouti

China is willing to strengthen security cooperation and enhance dialogue and coordination on major international and regional issues with Djibouti, a senior Chinese military official said. Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when meeting with Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, Chief of General Staff of the Djibouti …

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Intensify your business and join the Africa Hub family

Africa Hub is offering South African and African entrepreneurs or SMMEs a new innovative way to expand their brand internationally with close ties with the Chines business community. There are a number of opportunities that can be created by joining the Africa Hub family including but not limited to trade …

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UNAIDS participates in China-Africa Children Summer Camp

Chinese version of award-winning book is launched at the Opening Ceremony. The China-Africa Children Summer Camp opened on December 5 under the theme of “Love in the Sunshine”, bringing together 60 young people living with or affected by HIV from China, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Held on the grounds …

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Chinese railway company sets up training institute in Kenya

In a densely planted campus with buildings painted joyful yellow in the east of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, there is a railway training institute sponsored by a large Chinese infrastructure construction company — China Road and Bridge Corporation. China Road and Bridge Corporation, which has been building a 471 …

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Chinese media company contributes to Tanzania’s digital migration

StarTimes, a Chinese media company, is contributing immensely to Tanzania’s digital migration by enabling households in the east African country to afford digital television, an executive officer from the company has said recently. Guo Ziqi, Vice-Chairman of StarTimes Group, said: “Our aim is to enable every African household to afford …

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Chinese doctors launch cataract surgery operation in Burundi

About 200 Burundian cataract patients are to be operated upon by Chinese doctors in a two-week campaign dubbed “Walking towards Light”, the Burundian health minister said Friday at the launch of the campaign. “Chinese doctors have deployed here to provide free operations to those patients,” said Burundian Health and AIDS …

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China deploys female peacekeepers in South Sudan

China will send an infantry battalion of 700 peacekeepers in South Sudan, including a 13-soldier female squad, the army unit dispatching them said Friday. It is the third batch of Chinese peacekeepers sent to South Sudan. From Sunday, they will take United Nations charter flights to the mission area, replacing …

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China, Sierra Leone sign major cooperative agreements

China and Sierra Leone signed six cooperative documents on Thursday to enhance cooperation in areas including health, finance and diplomacy. President Xi Jinping and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Ernest BaiKoroma witnessed the signing of the agreements in Beijing. Xi said that when the deadly Ebola epidemic was rampant in West …

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Africa Hub aims to give African businesses a new look

African entrepreneurs and SMMEs looking to shape and grow their businesses do not need to look anywhere else but at the Africa Hub stable. Africa Hub is a premier business enabler aiming to bring together all entrepreneurs and SMMEs in the continent to work together in the same platform and …

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China, Sierra Leone upgrades bilateral relationship

China will help Sierra Leone improve its industrialization and public health system, President Xi Jinping said Thursday. Xi and Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma witnessed the signing of cooperation documents after their talks in Beijing, which covered areas including diplomacy, economy, infrastructure development and health. The two heads of …

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China, Egypt pledge to conjoin developing strategies

China is willing to boost cooperation and step up comprehensive strategic partnership with Egypt, a senior Chinese official said here on Thursday. Wang Jiarui, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks during his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. “China supports Egypt’s efforts to …

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Africa Hub will officially open soon in Johannesburg

Africa Hub is officially opening on February 2017 and entrepreneurs across the African continent are encouraged to take advantage of the available opportunities. There are well over 200 stores available to lease and enable entrepreneurs to penetrate the global market by participating in the economic mainstream. Africa Hub seeks to …

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Sudan, China agree to elevate ties to strategic level

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) agreed on Wednesday to elevate bilateral relations to a “strategic level.” The parties reached the consensus at the fourth round of high-level talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the talks co-chaired by NCP Deputy Chairman Ibrahim Mahmoud …

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BitPesa automates payments between Africa and China

Pan-African digital payments startup BitPesa has expanded its payment automation services in order to deliver faster, more cost-effective transactions between Africa and China. China-Africa trade increased to more than US$170 billion in 2013, according to the World Bank, but the cost of sending payments from Africa to China remains high, …

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Chinese firm provides scholarship for Ethiopian university students

A Chinese heavy machinery manufacturing firm, Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG), has launched a three-year scholarship initiative to financially benefit outstanding Ethiopian university students. The sponsorship, launched on Tuesday, is part of XCMG’s global initiative to realize its motto, “XCMG, Making a Better World,” in which six countries had been …

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Africa Hub team pay courtesy visit to BBC

Africa Hub team, Vincent Dai and Clint Ferreira, visited the offices of the Black Business Council (BBC) in Joburg last Friday to establish working relations. Dai and Ferreira were met by BBC executives Zitha Dube and Sindiswa Mzamo to share ideas within the business sector. The team was afforded an …

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Reporters on trip to discover China-Africa cooperation fruits

A joint reporting activity that involves major media outlets of China and Africa has been launched. Reporters will visit Chinese-funded enterpriese and research institutes in Tanzania and Kenya to find out how much progress has been made in China-Africa cooperation. Sun Zhijun, with the publicity department of the Communist Party …

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News Journalists visit Chinese enterprises in East Africa

More than 40 journalists from China and Africa are visiting Chinese companies in Tanzania and Kenya. The tour, dubbed as ‘Chinese Enterprises in Africa’, kicks off in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam. Wang Tongxuan has more. The interview event includes more than 40 reporters from China and Africa. China’s …

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China donates $1.2m to African Union mission in Somalia

The Chinese government has donated $1.2m towards peace efforts in Somalia. The donation will be going to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Smail Chergui, the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, used his official twitter handle to make the announcement on Monday. Ambassador Kuang Weilin signed for …

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Medical and health: A priority part of China-Africa cooperation

China has made positive contributions to the development of Africa’s medical and health services as well as safeguarding the health of African people. This is according to Ambassador LIN Songtian on his speech made at Shanghai International Convention Centre on November 22 at the plenary session of Symposium on China-Africa …

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President Koroma of Sierra Leone appreciates help from China

The President of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma in an exclusive interview with Xinhua on Friday said that he is going to visit China to principally thank the Chinese government and people for the tremendous assistance provided for Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak. President Koroma said he also …

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China donates to disaster fund of drought-hit Namibia

The Chinese Embassy in Namibia on Tuesday donated 44,000 U.S. dollars (610,000 Namibian dollars) to the Namibia National Disaster Emergency fund. At an event in the capital Windhoek, Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah received the donation from the Chinese Charge d’Affaires Wu Wei. Nandi-Ndaitwah said the donation by China …

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UNION SOLAR FOR YOUR ENERGY SAVING APPLIANCES

With the high rate of electricity prices, Union Solar is supplying energy efficient solar equipment to help you save electricity for your home and your offices. The shop, which is located on the ground level floor shop # A14 of the China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre in Joburg, …

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BUY RIGHT @ ELECTRONIC WHOLESALE

Electronic Wholesale Shop in China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre is making shopping fun with their exciting range of products. The shop which is located on the ground floor of the mall is one of the busiest ever with pioneering products. The shop has been operating at the mall …

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YOU SHOULD TRY ALL NUNU CRAFTS

  Try All Nunu Craftsmen is taking the African tradition craft business to greater heights with their latest designs of art. Try All Nunu Craftsmen design and manufacture light for both outdoor and in-house decorations as well as cutleries. The crafters use animal skins, horns and bones to create their …

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GET YOUR ANTIQUE AT FS TRAINING

  FS Trading at China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre has anything you may need for your old classic decorations in your home. The shop has a variety of second hand goods and it is based on the ground level floor shop # C15 since they moved at the …

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EMODE ROCKS MZANSI’S FASHION BUSINESS

If you’re looking to make a fashion statement, look nowhere but at Emode Shoes and Fashion based at the China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre. The shop boasts Turkish style that in the years has revived the ‘vintage’ style that rocked Mzansi and gave fashion a new direction. Emode …

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China and Ethiopia boost military ties – Fan Changlong

Military relations between China and Ethiopia have deepened with frequent high-level visits and cooperation in training, medicine, roles in United Nations peacekeeping missions and other fields, said Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission. Fan paid an official visit to Ethiopia from Nov 21-23 and held talks with Ethiopian …

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LIGHT-UP YOUR HOUSE WITH TEMPEST LIGHTING

  Tempest Lighting is the right choice for home decors with extravagant lights made for your home. The shop has lights for both outdoor and indoor settings, according to shop assistance Arlf Sheikh. Tempest Lighting has  acquired about three stores within the China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre in …

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METRO SYSTEM SA RELEASES UNIQUE SOUND

Metro Systems South Africa has top of the range Eminence Sound Speakers to sooth your car and household sound and they are internationally made. The American manufactured Eminence Speakers are rocking the sound waves at the China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre. The shop is the only supplier of …

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FBT ELECTRONICS GIVES YOU THE RIGHT PRICE

With the electronic market booming in every corner of the country, FBT Electronics believe they can beat any price in their stock. Situated at state-of-the-art China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre, the shop has what any customer could ever need in their groceries. The shop is situated on the …

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China, S. Africa to advance comprehensive strategic partnership

South African President Jacob Zuma met visiting Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao here on Tuesday, with both vowing to further advance the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. Zuma said that South Africa and China are best friends and comrades who are dear to each other like brothers. He …

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China Africa Resources to raise £1m and become cash shell

China Africa Resources has proposed returning its sole investment to shareholders via a special dividend as new investors plan to transform the business into a cash shell focused on ‘energy metal and minerals’ with a discounted £1m fundraising. The AIM-listed company said that as investors in the proposed fundraising had …

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KZN premier to engage with Chinese investors at global conference

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu says a high-level delegation from the province will engage Chinese investors during a global conference on Monday. “On the sidelines of the conference we will engage with potential investors from the Municipality of Shanghai and Province of Guangzhou in order to further consolidate programmes aimed at …

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China holds theater management seminar for African trainees

The Ministry of Culture held a seminar on theater management for people from five African countries as part of efforts to train cultural sector workers from the continent. A total of 14 people from Ethiopia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia and Zimbabwe participated in the event, which took them to venues including …

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China, Africa cooperate on freshwater lake protection

Lake Poyang and Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lakes in China and Africa, respectively, are to witness closer cooperation in ecological protection and development, Chinese researchers have said. Chen Kui, a lake ecology expert with the Jiangxi provincial committee for mountain, rivers and lakes development and protection, said that Chinese …

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China’s image soars among Africans

The image of China as a development model has soared among Africans, said a report issued here based on the latest survey findings of Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network. In the eyes of Africans, China rivals the United States in influence and popularity as a development model, according to …

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CHINA KEY PARTNER IN AFRICA’S AGRICULTURE DEV’T

China is playing a significant role towards transformation of Africa’s agriculture sector, which has contributed to food and nutrition security and poverty reduction on the continent. Attaher Maiga, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Country Representative to Rwanda, said this in an interview at the ongoing African Regional Forum on Agriculture …

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CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS GROWING STRONG

The debate around China-Africa cooperation is not new, it has been widely debated. There are many views on the topic. China and Africa share a long-standing common historical background. Both continents were colonized by the western powers.   Today they share common developmental goals in the following areas: Education, industrialization …

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China Africa Youth Exchange Program kicks off In Kenya

The ninth China – Africa Youth Exchange program kicked off in Kenya on the 10th August 2016. This year’s event saw a turning tide in the attendance. Approximately 50 college and university students attended with their lectures from China and Kenya, The event was held in Nairobi.   One of …

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Africa industrialization To Be Promoted By China

The commitments by China are set to promote Africa industrialization once they come to fruition, a Senior African Union (AU) official has said. Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), an AU development agency, observed on Saturday that the commitments that were made during …

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Xi sends congratulatory message to African Union summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a congratulatory message to the 27th summit of the African Union (AU), which kicked off Sunday in the Rwandan capital of Kigali.Xi noted that the African Union has played an important role in promoting unity, peace, self-improvement as well as integration of Africa …

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ASIAN EXPATRIATES FACE A BLEAK FUTURE IN AFRICA

ASIAN EXPATRIATES

Most Asian expatriates are either too poor or too tied into African economies to move elsewhere. Chinese nationals who have settled in Africa are facing an unsure future as the world’s economy comes under pressure. An estimated two million Asian expatriates have settled in Africa. The bulk of them are …

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China commits scholarships, training to boost Africa ties

Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has announced that China will provide 30,000 government scholarships for African students as well as 2,000 educational opportunities with degrees and diplomas, as part of the country’s aim to strengthen cooperation with Africa. Speaking at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit Xi said China will also offer 40,000 …

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Chinese company promotes wildlife conservation in Africa

Chinese internet company Tencent says it will strengthen partnership with conservation lobbies in the East African region to boost the war against wildlife crimes. Zhou Boyun, the Director of Public Relations at Tencent Wechat, said to Xinhua that the internet company will spearhead a long-term campaign to fight illegal trade …

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China develops unique cooperation model with Africa

As more and more Chinese enterprises expand into Africa, there has been increasing interest in China’s economic activities in the continent. As well as positive feedback, there have also been some negative comments, with China having been accused of neo-colonialism, of grabbing resources and dumping low-quality products. Such criticism is …

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China’s military makes move into Africa

China is establishing its first military base in Africa, according to a top U.S. general, providing yet another sign of its growing reach beyond the Asia Pacific. “They are going to build a base in Djibouti, so that will be their first military location in Africa,” U.S. Army Gen. David …

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ZTE sets sights on doubling market share in Africa

CHINESE telecommunications equipment and systems company ZTE says it is aiming to double its market share in Africa to 20% within the next few years as it seeks to dominate the telecommunications industry. The company is banking on its cheap smartphone range and its partnerships with mobile giants such as …

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Africa touted as ‘next China’ in retail

africa retail market

The African continent is experiencing rapid retail expansion, and is being compared to China in 1987 when it was predicated to be the next big thing. AT Kearney’s 2015  has listed Sub-Saharan Africa as the ‘big story’ for 2040, similar to that of China 30 years ago, where today, retailers …

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Interview: Chinese investments in Africa help revitalize Africa’s economy

NAIROBI, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — China’s role in helping revitalize infrastructure and financial investment across Africa is gaining momentum ahead of the forthcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit set to be held in South Africa in December, Kenyan expert said on Monday. Chinese investment in infrastructure development, financial and …

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China to further support developing countries with hundreds of projects

China will launch hundreds of projects to support developing countries reduce poverty over the following five years, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Saturday at a South-South cooperation roundtable in New York. The “Six 100s” initiative includes 100 projects to reduce poverty, 100 agricultural cooperation projects, 100 projects to promote trade, …

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China’s Investment In Africa – The African Perspective

By Steven Kuo JOHANNESBURG – China’s interest in Africa is often said to come on the back of colonial aspirations. Newspaper headlines scream that Chinese firms, backed by the powerful and deep-pocketed Chinese state, will mop-up Africa’s business opportunities to the detriment of Western and indigenous firms. Given these developments, …

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China hints it will end ivory trade

JOHANNESBURG – In the struggle to curb the slaughter of elephants, conservationists are hailing as a possible game-changer the unexpected pledge by a senior Chinese official to stop the ivory trade in a country whose vast, increasingly affluent consumer market drives elephant poaching across Africa. Now they are waiting in suspense …

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China can help build the Africa we want

AU commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma File photo: Sizwe Ndingane

AU commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma File photo: Sizwe Ndingane Cape Town – Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has said that strong relations between Africa and China would help to build the Africa many people envisioned. Speaking on day one of the two-day China-Africa Colloquium on …

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