Weekly news

05/01/2011 to 11/01/2011

Chinese investment in Zambia topped $1 billion in 2010 -Club of Mozambique (MOZ)
Chinese investment in Zambia topped one billion US dollars and created 15,000 jobs in 2010, with five billion dollars more to be spent in the coming years, Zambian Vice President George Kunda said.

Kabarebe, Chinese envoy discuss military cooperation -The New Times (RWA)
THE Minister of Defence Gen. James Kabarebe, yesterday, met the Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda, Sun Shuzhong.

China, Rwanda sign $6m dev’t aid agreement -The New Times (RWA)
The governments of China and Rwanda, yesterday, signed $6m economic and technical cooperation agreement to further strengthen Rwanda’s development.

Chinese firm warned against use of powerful explosives -The New Times (RWA)
Gasabo district has issued a stern warning to the Chinese firm dealing in stone mining activities in Jabana, over their continued use of strong explosives to blast stones, a process that has led to further destruction of area residents’ properties.

National Defence College in offing -IPP Media (TZA)
The Chinese government handed over the buildings to the Minister of Defence and National Service, Dr Hussein Mwinyi at a function in Dar es Salaam yesterday.


Chinese vice premier calls for mutual beneficial development on bilateral ties with Zambia -Xinhua (CHN)
Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu called for further development on bilateral ties with Zambia in the new period on the basis of mutual benefits while meeting with Zambian President Rupiah Banda at the State House here on Monday.


China defends race for road contracts in Kenya -Business Daily (KEN)
China has defended the dominance by its firms in securing road construction tenders in Kenya and termed it “a win-win situation” for both parties.

China, Mauritius sign about 9 million U.S. dollars economic cooperation accord -FOCAC (CHN)
China has signed an economic and trade cooperation accord with Mauritius worth about 9 million U.S. dollars, including 6 million dollars grant and 3 million dollars interest-free loan.

News Analysis: S. Africa’s entry into BRIC enhances African voice in world -Xinhua (CHN)
South Africa’s recent admission to BRIC, which grouped Brazil, Russia, India and China, would not only benefit both sides, but boost the African continent’s voice across the world, analysts say.


Road construction project breeds misers in Kiruhura -The Daily Monitor (UGA)
Residents of Kiruhura District have raised environmental concerns over roadworks due to start on the 208kilometre Nyakahita-Ibanda –Fort Portal Road. Government has contracted Chinese Communication Construction Company (CCCC) to tarmack the road from Lyantonde through Rushere town, Kiruhura Town Council, Nyamambo and Kazo towns to Ibanda, Kamwenge and Kabarole districts.

India keen not to come second to China in Africa -Business Day (ZAF)
MILLIONS of cellphone subscribers in Africa have seen the icon on their phone screens change from Kuwaiti company Zain to Indian company Airtel.

How Many Chinese Workers? -China in Africa: The Real Story 
What is the ratio of Africans to Chinese workers on Chinese projects in Africa? What cases, if any, do we find of Africans being hired in management positions on a Chinese investment or project? Are Chinese-speaking Africans breaking into this area?

Kribi Deep Sea Project: China weighs in -CRTV (CMR)
The Chinese government has undertaken to contribute in the construction of the Kribi Deep Sea Port.


The Chinese vice minister discusses with minister of transport -CRTV (CMR)
Mr Gao Hongfeng came to Cameroon to strenthen cooperation ties with Cameroon. The cooperation has been labeled in with the 2006 China Africa Cooperation Summit.

Zambia to benefit from grants and interest free loans from China -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
Zambia and China have this afternoon signed two agreements on economic and technical co-operation. The agreements will see Zambia benefit from Chinese grants and interest free loans.

Chinese Vice premier arrives -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China Hui Liangyu has arrived in Zambia amid tight security for a three day official visit.

China frees Zambian woman sentenced to death by firing squad -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
A Zambian woman, Mary Musyalike who was sentenced to death by firing squad in China for trafficking in drugs has been released and returned to Zambia.

Goldwind wins wind power order of 76.5 MW in Ethiopia -Walta Info (ETH)
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd., one of the leading manufacturers of wind turbines and a provider of total wind power solutions in China announced it has signed a wind power equipment supply contract with HydroChina International Engineering Co. Ltd. for wind farm projects in Adama, Ethiopia.

China still partner of Sudan’s north, south after referendum: ambassador -Xinhua (CHN)
China will continue to cooperate with Sudan’s north and south to seek mutual benefit regardless of the outcome of the incoming southern Sudan referendum, a senior Chinese diplomat said Friday.

Uganda must be as firm as China on drugs -New Vision (UGA)
As someone with a family member who has drug problems, I quite understand what the defence minister, Dr. Crispus Kiyonga, meant when at his son’s burial.

China-Africa Friendship Award- the Top 10 Chinese Enterprises in Africa -FOCAC (CHN)
The China-Africa Friendship Award was set up by the Chinese-African People’s Friendship Association (CAPFA) in 2006 during Beijing Summit and 3rd Ministerial Conference of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The award is given every 3 years to the Chinese and African individuals, enterprises or organizations that have been long engaged and made outstanding achievements in China-Africa friendship.

State hails Chinese mining firms -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
Government says it shall forever remain indebted to Chinese investment in the country, especially in the mining sector where the country has reaped handsome earnings and created massive employment for the local people.

Chinese wooing in Africa: Boom without democracy -Mail & Guardian (ZAF)
Once again, China has scored points in Africa. Beijing wants South Africa to become the fifth member of the Bric countries — the acronym for Brazil, Russia, India and China, the world’s leading newly advanced economies.

China Non Ferrous metals to employ skilled Zambians -Steel Guru (IND)
China Non Ferrous metals Africa will consider employing skilled Zambians when operations begin at its USD 400 million Greenfield open Mulyashi copper mine in Luanshya on the copper rich region this year and encourage skills development.

Police intensify hunt for fugitive Chinese shooters, sureties -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
Police in Southern Province has intensified the manhunt for Collum Coal Mine managers Xiao Li Shan, 48, and Wu Jiu Hua, 46 who yesterday failed to show up at the Choma magistrate court.

Coal exports rise on China, India demand -Business Day (ZAF)
The Richards Bay Coal Terminal said yesterday that coal exports climbed to 63,43-million tons last year, 2,7% higher than 2008 and 3,7% higher than 2009.

“China to send observers to Sudan as Beshir softens stance ” -The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn
“China is working very hard to in effect play both sides of the border,” says David Shinn, the former deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Khartoum. “It wants to maintain its very close relationship with the Beshir government and it wants to maintain as close a tie as possible to the southerners if they secede.”

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