Weekly news

23/11/2009 to 29/11/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments:

* Pinda warns Chinese firm for delaying road project- IPP Media (TZA)
Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda has threatened to take action against a Chinese company building the Arusha-Namanga road if it fails to complete its work within the agreed time. Full Story.

* NACCIMA woos Chinese investors- Vanguard (NGA)
The President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Dr Simeon Chukwuemeka Okolo has wooed Chinese investors to establish more businesses in the country. Full Story.

* Negotiate with China as equal partner- Business Daily (KEN)
It may be through the Chinese that Kenya strikes its first oil and gas ever. China’s presence in Kenya’s oil exploration process is just a part of the country’s involvement in searching for African natural resources. Full Story.

* Chinese firm wins airport expansion tender- Business Daily (KEN)
A tender to build the second phase of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in its expansion and modernisation plan has been awarded to China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Company (CATIC). Full Story.

* Review ties with Africa’s rich allies- Daily Nation (KEN)
There appears to be no stop in the spawning of Chinese ties with Africa. The figures keep blossoming day-by-day. Full Story.

* Uganda stops construction of national fibre backbone over project cost- The East African (KEN)
Uganda has suspended the construction of the national backbone fibre cable after intervention of parliament, which accuses the ICT Ministry of inflating the costs. Full Story.

* Paving the way for the next stage in China-Africa relations- Pambazuka (KEN)
An enduring image of the recent Forum for China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) ministerial held in Sharm El Sheik in early November was the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, responding to the accusations of neo-colonialism by Western journalists. Full Story.

* Ugandan scoops Chinese award- Monitor (UGA)
Isaac Kawonawo ambition in the political arena won him an award allowing him to visit China annually, writes Robert Muhereza. Full Story.

* Rice growers anticipate ready market- New Vision (UGA)
the year 2004 and 2008, farmers in Kapeeka, Semuto and Nakaseke grew only rice. A year ago, however, this changed, thanks to the intervention of Gen. Salim Saleh and Chinese investors. Full Story.

* Ruling parties of China, South Africa to further exchanges on governance- China View (CHN)
Ruling parties of China and South Africa on Monday pledged to learn more from each other on running their states. Full Story.

* CEO: CRCC contributes to capital construction in Africa – China View (CHN)
China Railway Construction Co. Ltd (CRCC), one of top 500 largest corporations in the world, devoted its efforts in infrastructural construction in Africa to the benefit of African people, said Zhao Guangfa, president and CEO of the CRCC. Full Story.

* Cote d’lvoire cooperates with China in fighting malaria- China View (CHN)
Cote d’Ivoire is intensifying its cooperation with China in fighting malaria, “the silent killer” of children, health officials say with a joint venture underway in the West African country. Full Story.

* China-Africa co-op mutual beneficial: expert- China View (CHN)
Yao Jingyuan, chief economist with China’s National Bureau of Statistics, said Saturday that cooperation between China and Africa is mutual beneficial and would lead to win-win results. Full Story.

* China to fund construction of modern stadium in Malawi capital- China View (CHN)
The People’s Republic of China, through its Export-Import Bank Bank, has pledged to provide a 65-million-U.S. dollar loan to Malawi towards construction of a modern national stadium in the capital, Lilongwe. Full Story.

* China, Sudan agree on agriculture cooperation China View (CHN)
China and Sudan have agreed to further enhance cooperation on agriculture during the visit to Khartoum by Zhou Yongkang, a senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said sources with the International Department of the CPC Central Committee on Thursday. Full Story.

* The junta rewards new friends- Africa-Asia Confidential (GBR)
November 2009
Conakry begins stripping foreign companies of mining and oil assets for its Chinese partners as those partners turn towards Zimbabwe. Full Story.

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