Weekly news

12/01/2011 to 18/01/2011

JKUAT links up with Chinese university -Business Daily (KEN)
20/01/2011
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is collaborating with China’s Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics to boast research and enhance their capacity to advance knowledge.

Chinese Ambassador in Algeria Holding Discussion with Algeria-China Friendship Group -FOCAC (CHN)
19/01/2011
Chinese Ambassador to People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, invited members of the Algeria-China Friendship Group of Algeria’s National Assembly to a discussion on cooperation between the two countries and other issues in the Chinese Embassy

China set to fund West African infrastructure -Steel Guru (IND)
19/01/2011
It is reported that China Inc having earmarked more than USD 5 billion to increase its footprint in West Africa’s iron ore industry last year is tipped as the likely source of billions more for the railways and ports needed to get the next generation of projects off the ground.

China hands over national stadium to Mozambique -Club of Mozambique (MOZ)
18/01/2011
Mozambique on Monday officially received its new 70-million-dollar (53-million-euro) national sports stadium from the Chinese government after a series of false starts delayed its completion.

Chinese investor scoops Liganga, Mchuchuma bid -IPP Media (TZA)
18/01/2011
A Chinese firm has won the tender to invest in the Mchuchuma and Liganga mining projects in southern Tanzania and is expected to pump in 3bn.

 

Southern African News Features Sanf 11 No 1, January 2011 -Southern Africa News Features (ZWE)
18/01/2011
The head of an influential Chinese think tank has said that China and Africa should continue working together to reform and reconstruct world affairs, which are usually biased towards a few selected countries at the expense of the majority.

China-aided primary school hailed at Tanzanian president’s hometown -Xinhua (CHN)
17/01/2011
Jubilant crowds on Monday welcomed the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, senior Tanzanian government officials, local government officials and Chinese envoys to witness the handover of a China-aided primary school with songs and dances in the eastern region of Pwani in the east African country.

The other side of the Chinese coin -Ghana Web (GHN)
17/01/2011
As Ghana looks forward to the good things it can get from China, it is important to understand that China is also reputed for many other things that Ghanaians should be concerned about.

China, Senegal pledge to maintain good momentum in developing bilateral ties -FOCAC (CHN)
17/01/2011
Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu and Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade have pledged to maintain the good momentum in the development of bilateral ties.

China-Africa Friendship Award- the Top 10 Chinese Enterprises in Africa (II) -FOCAC (CHN)
17/01/2011
Introduction of the winners.

A New World Order is falling in place, with power shifting from West to East -The East African (KEN)
17/01/2011
The world economy is in a super-cycle. This is a period of historically high global growth, lasting a generation or more. There are many factors driving this, including rising trade, high rates of investment, rapid urbanisation and technological innovation. Super cycles are also characterised by the emergence of economies enjoying rapid growth, such as China, India and Indonesia now experience.

Chinese Managers appeal against bail revocation -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
17/01/2011
Defence Lawyers have appealed against the revocation of the bail for two Chinese Nationals who shot at miners at Collum Coal Mine in Sinazongwe district, in October last year.

China offers to help in digital migration -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
17/01/2011
A Chinese media and technology company has offered to mobilise funds to help speed up the implementation of Zambia’s digital migration programme.

Police arm heavily ahead of elections -Daily Monitor (UGA)
17/01/2011
Are your planning to cause trouble during the upcoming elections or afterward? Then prepare for an aggressive confrontation with the police, who yesterday imported more than a dozen new tear-gas vehicles, water cannons and pepper sprayers for crowd control. The high-tech, anti-riot gear are among a consignment of 50-plus automobiles, including troop carriers and buses, supplied by a Chinese-based firm.

China, Senegal pledge to maintain good momentum in developing bilateral ties -Xinhua (CHN)
17/01/2011
Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu and Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade have pledged to maintain the good momentum in the development of bilateral ties.

Western trade chicanery affects Africa -Africa News (NED)
17/01/2011
With the recent boom in Chinese investments in Africa, Africa must demand from China what the West could never give Africa, a comprehensive agricultural deal, processed agricultural goods, a win-win situation.

Analyst warns of Africa’s reliance on China -KBC (KEN)
17/01/2011
Asia’s asset bubble could turn to be the biggest threat to the upward growth of sub-Saharan Africa’s economies.

China boosts Senegal electricity with 35 billion CFAF -Afrique en ligne (CHN)
16/01/2011
Dakar, Senegal – China Friday granted a 35 billion CFAF loan to Senegal to tackle electricity problems of the Dakar region, PANA reported from here Saturday. The loan was facilitated through an agreement signed by the Senegalese Prime Minister, Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye and the Chinese vice-Prime Minister, Hui Liangyu, on a visit in the country.

Conundrum of Sino-Africa development relations -News Day (ZWE)   
16/01/2011
Both big and small economies are forced by the nature of economic forces to face East. Sanctions or no sanctions, Zimbabwe is among many African countries lured to face East by the Chinese economic package.

Wikileaks: What Do the China-Africa Cables Really Tell Us? -China in Africa: The Real Story  
16/01/2011
We’ve all see that Ambassador Johnnie Carson believes that China has “no morals” in Africa. But a closer look at the Wikileaks cables reveals some surprises about China, the US, and at least some parts of Africa.

Is SA up against a Brics wall? -Sunday Times (ZAF)
15/01/2011
China’s invitation to South Africa to join the loose alliance of nations under the Brics umbrella presents this country with opportunities for economic growth and influence.

Sudan split poses challenges for China -News 24 (ZAF)
14/01/2011
The looming partition of Sudan after this week’s independence vote in the south poses challenges for China, which faces dependence for nearly 5% of its oil imports on a new country long suspicious of its ties with Khartoum.

China’s presence in Africa blamed for new threat to rhino -The Independent (GBR)
14/01/2011
A devastating upswing in rhino poaching by criminal syndicates armed with helicopters, night vision goggles and silenced rifles is threatening to roll back more than three decades of conservation work that brought the species back from the brink of extinction.

China, DR Congo see great potentials for further co-op -FOCAC (CHN)
14/01/2011
Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Wednesday met here with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) Joseph Kabila with both saying that there are great potentials for further cooperation between the two countries.

China pledges to help Angola in diversifying exports in bilateral trade -FOCAC (CHN)
14/01/2011
Visiting Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan said here on Thursday that China would help Angola in diversifying its exports to China as part of the efforts to boost trade relations between the two countries.

Chinese Ambassador to Morocco Deliveres Speech at Ben Abdullah University (full text) -FOCAC (CHN)
13/01/2011
“I am very pleased to come to Fez to attend the celebration of China-Morocco Friendship Day, jointly organized by the Foreign Affairs Forumof Sidi Mohamed Ben AbdullahUniversity, RSTEI Institute and Home of Readers of China Today magazine.”

Uganda gets $350 mln Chinese loan for airport road -Reuters Africa
13/01/2011
China is providing a $350 million concessionary loan to build a multi-lane toll road linking Uganda’s capital with the country’s Entebbe airport, 54 km (34 miles) away, Ugandan officials said on Thursday.

WikiLeaks reveals Africa liking for China -Capital News (KEN)
13/01/2011
One of the Washington cables quoted by Wikileaks reveals that African countries prefer working with China alone as a donor, as opposed to a merger between China and other international donors.

China’s soft loan to enable TAZARA get locomotives and wagons -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
13/01/2011
Tanzania Zambia Railways (TAZARA) will this year in November receive six locomotives and 90 copper wagons through a soft loan it obtained from China.

Murder of Chinese Manager at Zambian Mine -China in Africa: The Real Story  
12/01/2011
I also thought this report was sad and revealing. Sad because clearly the Collum coal mine is a place with deeply troubled labor relations, problems that apparently drove one man to murder. And revealing because I could not find anything else online about the killing of a Chinese manager by a Zambian worker. Did it really happen? Wasn’t it considered news?

China to construct $350m Entebbe Road -New Vision (UGA)
12/01/2011
CHINA is set to start construction work on a $350 million toll road from Entebbe Airport to the capital Kampala in July in a bid to reduce congestion on the existing road, officials said today.

 

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