Weekly news

04/05/2009 to 07/05/2009

* China expects to strengthen mutual-benefit co-op with Eritrea- Xinhua (CHN)

04/05/2009
China expects to strengthen mutual benefit cooperation with Eritrea in various sectors, including bilateral trade, agriculture, health, culture and education fields, Shu Zhan, Chinese ambassador to Eritrea said in Asmara on Sunday. Full Story.
* China expects to strengthen mutual-benefit cooperation with Eritrea: ambassador- China View (CHN)
04/05/2009
China expects to strengthen mutual benefit cooperation with Eritrea in various sectors, including bilateral trade, agriculture, health, culture and education fields, Shu Zhan, Chinese ambassador to Eritrea said here on Sunday. Full Story.
* Transnet Port Terminals gears up for Ngqura terminal launch in October- Engineering News (ZAF)
04/05/2009
The majority of the Ngqura container terminal’s infrastructure is now in place and final recruitment and training programmes have started ahead of the project’s commercial launch in five months’ time, Transnet Port Terminals said on Monday. Full Story.
* Contracts signed for regional street lighting programme- Ghana web (GHN)

05/05/2009
The Ministry of Energy has signed agreements with three companies for the construction of street lights in the regional capitals. Full Story.
* China, Kenya vow to strengthen bilateral relations- Walta Information (ETH)
05/05/2009
Kenya and China vowed to strengthen bilateral cooperation on Monday during a meeting between senior officials of the two friendly countries. Full Story.
* Chinese group buys Telkom Media – Business Report (ZAF)

06/05/2009
Telkom’s media unit has been sold to Shenzhen Media, Telkom SA said on Wednesday. Full Story.
* Senior Chinese legislator meets Mozambican defense minister- Club of Mozambique (MOZ)
06/05/2009
Yan Junqi, vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, met Wednesday with Defense Minister of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi. Full Story.
* Swine Flu: Nigerian, Others Quarantined by China- This Day (NGA)
06/05/2009
A Nigerian student studying in Canada was among foreign nationals quarantined by Chinese authorities yesterday on the fear that they could be carriers of Swine Flu even though doctors said there was no evidence of the ailment in them. Full Story.
* China assures Malawi of completing parliament building in months- China View (CHN)

07/05/2009
China assured Malawi on Wednesday that the multi-million dollars parliament building under construction in Lilongwe will be completed in the next few months. Full Story.
* Chinese president congratulates Zuma on election as S African president- China View (CHN)
07/05/2009
Chinese President Hu Jintao sent a message to Jacob Zuma on Thursday congratulating him on his election as president of South Africa. Full Story.
* IFC insists Nigeria learn manufacturing from China, India- Vanguard (NGA)
07/05/2009
International Finance Corporation (IFC) , a member of the World Bank Group, believes Nigeria and other developing countries can learn from China and India’s prowess in manufacturing. Full Story. 
* SA subject to two new antidumping measures- Engineering News (ZAF)
07/05/2009
Products exported from South Africa were subject to two new antidumping measures that were implemented by other nations in the second half of 2008, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on Thursday. Full Story.
* Global recession hits Export Zones- Standard (KEN)
07/05/2009
A prolonged global recession could have negative effects on performance of companies located within the country’s Export Processing Zones (EPZs), leading to possible layoffs and a drop in foreign exchange earnings. Full Story.
* China and the Macau Forum- Pambazuka News (KEN)
07/05/2009
Despite the ensuing global economic downturn, Beijing has spared no effort in further developing relations with the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP). Full Story.
* Sinohydro responds to civil society concerns- Pambazuka News (KEN)
07/05/2009
Sinohydro is China’s leading dam builder, and is developing scores of hydropower projects outside China. Full Story.
* Vice President receives Chinese Minister- Ghana Web (GHN)
07/05/2009
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called for a deepening in Ghana/China relations to overcome the worldwide financial meltdown leading to serious dislocations in the economies of countries including Ghana. Full Story.

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