All last week’s China Africa developments below:
Some of the people involved in the South African motor industry are rather derogatory about the comparatively minor impact here of Chinese car makers and question whether these vehicles will have a future . They may regret this stance. Full Story. Sars raids net fake clothes in Limpopo- Business Report (ZAF)
President Jacob Zuma’s plans to mitigate the effects of the economic recession and save jobs in ailing industries, such as clothing and textiles, are coming to fruition as SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials knuckle down in Limpopo, so far confiscating goods worth more than R3.5 million. Full Story.
China to partner with Kenya in tea farming- Standard (KEN)
Major players in China’s tea industry are looking into possibilities of partnering with Kenya’s small-scale farmers to grow high yielding tea varieties to meet rising demand.
Hunger-ridden Ethiopia defends land grabs- Business Daily (KEN)
Ethiopia is on the defensive over a plan to offer 2.7 million hectares of land to foreign, mainly Asian, companies despite millions crying out for food aid from the international community.
‘We’ll Rid Nigeria of Fake Products’- This Day (NGA)
Chairman, Governing Council of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, (SON) Dr. Samuel Ortom, has said the regulatory body would step on toes in making sure that the country was rid of sub-standard products.
Acquisition: Chinese Govt Okays Addax Petroleum- This Day (NGA)
Addax Petroleum Corporation has said it has received confirmation from Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SIPC) of China, that the Chinese firm had obtained all approvals required from the government of The Peoples Republic of China, for its planned acquisition of Addax.
$20bn Investment at Risk, Says Study- This Day (NGA)
Some $20 billion worth of investments promised by Asian National Oil Companies (ANOCs) in the 2005/06 oil-for-infrastructure deal is at “risk”, according to a report released by Chatham House, the United Kingdom (UK)-based Institute of International Affairs. Full Story.
Chinese Firms Get School Uniform Contract- Ghana Web (GHN)
While the Minister of Trade and Industry, Miss Hannah Tetteh is visibly worried about the downward trend of Ghana’s textile industry; allegations that the Ministry of Education has awarded the printing of free school uniforms to Chinese companies is a direct negation of the Trade Minister’s efforts. Full Story.
Premier Wen encourages youth to promote Sino-African friendship- Walta Information (ETH)
Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday urged young Chinese and Africans to remember the traditional friendship and work together to promote Sino-African relations. Full Story.
Agriculture is hot right now and the focus is Africa. Countries and companies are setting up shop all over the continent to grow crops. Full Story.
East Africa looking forward to reinforce partnership with China: EAC secretary general- Walta Information (ETH)
The East African Community (EAC) is looking forward to reinforce trade, investment and various relations with China, which is seen as a more serious economic partner with the total acceptance of market, EAC Secretary General Juma Mwapachu said here on Wednesday. Full Story.
Chinese Ambassador claps Ethiopia role in maintain peace, security in Somalia- Walta Information (ETH)
Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia and Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the African Union, Gu Xiaojie said Ethiopia has played a crucial role in promoting and maintaining peace and stability in Africa in general and in Somalia in particular. Full Story.
Partnership between China and Portuguese language countries is alternative to pass crisis- Club de Mozambique (MOZ)
Closer ties between China and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) can help the two sides overcome the global economic crisis, business leaders and government officials said Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro. Full Story.