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Kenya commissions 420 mln USD key road in northern region

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday commissioned the 420 million U.S. dollars Isiolo-Moyale road in northern region which connects Kenya to Ethiopia. The Isiolo-Moyale road is the Kenyan section of the Trans-Africa Highway Corridor, which was upgraded to bitumen standards by the government with support of the African Development Bank …

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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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African Confucius Institute students perform at CRBC event

China Roads and Bridge Corporation employees working on the Standard Gauge Railway project in Kenya were treated to performances by Confucius Institute students for the Lantern Festival. During the event, students and teachers from the Confucius Institute of the University of Nairobi performed a variety of Chinese songs and dances, …

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Chinese new app unleashes Kenyan artistic talent, brands

Tipping Points Technology Limited, an information and communications technology company based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, East China, is bringing new opportunities for Kenya’s performing artists through its live streaming app Live-Baze. The artists are able to display their talent, earn money and fame, and receive virtual gifts from fans. Launched …

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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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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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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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Kenya Airways inks deal to improve connectivity in Asia

Kenya Airways said Thursday it had signed a codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines to help improve connectivity and access in Asia. The agreement on the Bangkok-Hong Kong route will see Hong Kong Airlines load Kenya Airways flight code on the Asian carriers’ seven daily flights. “This will allow Kenya …

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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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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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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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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, 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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Chinese firm to build 50MW solar plant in Kenya

The Kenyan ministry of energy on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Chinese firm to pave way for the construction of a 50 Megawatt solar plant in northeast Kenya’s Garissa County. Cabinet Secretary for energy and petroleum Charles Keter said during the signing ceremony that the largest …

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China funded research center handed over to Kenyan university

Photo taken on Sept. 26, 2016 shows a view of the Sino-Africa Joint Research Center at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya. The state-of-the-art facility funded by the Chinese government to promote collaborative research with African countries in the field of agriculture and biodiversity conservation …

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KENYA SEEKS CHINESE INVESTMENT TO DEVELOP AGRO-CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

Kenya has created a friendly policy and environment to attract Chinese investment in the agro-chemicals market, a senior official said on Tuesday. Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Willy Bett, said the next phase of Sino-Kenya agricultural cooperation will focus on development of a robust fertilizer and pesticide manufacturing …

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CHINA-FUNDED HIGH SPEED RAIL HELPS LIFT KENYAN ECONOMY

Kenya’s economy will grow at 6 percent in 2016 and 6.4 percent in 2017 buoyed by renewed interest in newly discovered oil and gas, investments in a Chinese-funded high-speed railway and improved security boosting tourism, the African Development Bank said. AfDB Regional Representative Gabriel Negatu said economy was expected to …

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Chinese artists make sterling performance in Nairobi

Leading Chinese artists who included opera singers, acrobats, dancers and instrumentalists on Sunday entertained a mammoth crowd in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, Liu Xianfa and senior Kenyan officials graced the concert where traditional and classical music from the Asian giant enlivened the audience who filled an …

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Chinese pharmaceutical firms eye Kenyan market

Chinese pharmaceutical firms

Chinese pharmaceutical firms are looking to set up base in Africa, particularly in Kenya because of its market. Kenya has become a favorite destination for Chinese drug manufacturers thanks to a conducive investment climate and rising purchasing power among citizens. During an interview with Xinhua on the sidelines of the …

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Kenya mulls joining China-led lender

China led lender

KENYA is studying rules and conditions for joining China led lender Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as she looks to widen infrastructure financing space in a bid to narrow the yawning gap. Enrolling into the China led lender Asia-focused AIIB is however not an immediate plan, Treasury CS Henry Rotich said, citing …

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