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Chinese martial arts favored in Burundi

One late afternoon in July, a burst of shouts of practicing Chinese martial arts (Wushu) came out from a primary school and could be heard on a crowded street in Bujumbura, capital of Burundi. Over 30 Burundian youths wearing training clothes donated by the Chinese embassy in Burundi were doing …

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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 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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China continue to make Africa’s journey a smooth ride

A number of Chinese projects continue to spiral in various parts of Africa, however railway infrastructure help to boost major development as part of Sino-African cooperation. There has been a number of major Chinese-built or funded projects from South, East to North and West African countries including in the sub-Saharan …

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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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China, Djibouti vow to further strengthen bilateral relations

China and Djibouti have vowed to further strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields. This came on Tuesday when visiting Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao met and held talks with Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed in Djibouti on ways of further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. …

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China-led railway project connects 2 African nations

In the 1970s, China anchored the construction of the Tazara railway linking Tanzania and Zambia — a project that greatly boosted the two countries’ economies. A little more than 40 years later, a new episode of railway history was written, again with a Chinese helping hand, as East Africa’s first …

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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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