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Uganda Heads To China To Boost Tourism And Economy

Uganda will soon contract private companies to market the country’s tourism sector in all provinces of China. Migereko said although China exports 123 million tourists to the world annually, Uganda was only receiving 19,175 visitors from there. “That number is so huge and therefore we need to tap more of …

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Absa, China Bank To Boost SMEs Funding

THE small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Zambia are expected to benefit from a five-year US$100 million special facility agreement signed by Absa Bank Limited and the China Development Bank (CDB). Absa Bank Limited, which is a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group (BAGL), is committed to providing support to …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uganda and China sign Kampala light rail MoU

Uganda and China sign Kampala light rail MoU THE governments of Uganda and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a light rail network in the Ugandan capital Kampala. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation will construct the initial 35km phase, which has an estimated budget …

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