27/07/2009 to 02/08/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments below: 

* Leaders fault Sudan and Egypt over Nile Basin- Standard (KEN)
03/08/2009
Sixteen MPs, including four Cabinet ministers, have criticised Egypt and Sudan for holding the Nile Basin countries hostage over the signing of a new Nile Treaty. 
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* Rwanda gets $37m from China- New Times (RWA)
03/08/2009
Following a two-day bilateral summit that was concluded in Beijing last week, China has given Rwanda interest-free loans amounting to $ 37 million most of which will fund the Kigali road network rehabilitation project. 
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* The rise of Asia – is Africa ready to capitalize?- New Times (RWA)
03/08/2009
Goldman Sachs released a report predicting the top four economies by 2050 as China, India, USA and Japan – signaling the dawn of Asia and subsequently a new era. 
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* Investors want to build 1 million houses-Teta- Lusaka Times (ZBA)
02/08/2009
Government says it is in the process of engaging various stakeholders and the international community to build one million houses along the line of rail and some rural parts of the country. 
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* Ogun, Chinese Delegation Hold Business Parley- This Day (NGA)
31/07/2009
Governor Gbenga Daniel in pursuit of his vision to make Ogun State the investment destination of Nigeria, will tomorrow host Chinese Vice Governor Mr. Wang Junmin and a trade delegation from Shandong Province. 
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* Namibians Say Inquiry on China Will Expand- New York Times (USA)
31/07/2009
Namibian prosecutors investigating allegations of kickbacks on government contracts with China have expanded their inquiry to include a Chinese contract to build a key railroad link, investigators said Friday, indicating that they suspect a pattern of corruption on deals with China. 
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* Malawi invites design proposals 
for roads projects- Engineering News (ZAF)
31/07/2009
The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) is seeking proposals from consulting firms for the design of several projects included in the country’s road rehabilitation and construction programme for the 2009/10 financial year, which started in June. Full Story.
 
* Chinese quality inspection delegation coming to Ethiopia- Walta Information (ETH)
30/07/2009
A six member Chinese delegation led by Director of Chinese Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine would come to Ethiopia next months to evaluate the pre load inspections on Chinese commodities being exported toEthiopia, Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia (QSAE) disclosed. 
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* US policy shift on Sudan becomes more vivid- Sudan Trubune (SDN)
30/06/2009
The US presidential special envoy to Sudan Scott Gration criticized the decade long sanctions imposed by his country on Khartoum saying it is undermining the diplomatic efforts being carried out to resolve multiple conflicts in the East African country. 
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* EAC prone to counterfeits, says expert- Daily Nation (KEN)
29/07/2009
East African Community member states should priorities the fight against counterfeits if they are to succeed. 
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* Chinese mobile phones gain ground in Kenya- Business Daily (KEN)
29/07/2009
Chinese mobile phone manufacturers are gaining ground in the highly competitive mobile handset market, raising the stakes for phone makers battling for a share of the Kenyan market as they fend off effects of the global economic crisis. Full Story.
 
* Kenyan scholars support China’s handling of July 5 riot- China Wire (CHN)
27/07/2009
Kenyan scholars lauded the Chinese government’s swift action to stop criminals’ violent acts in China’s western region of Xinjiang on July 5. 
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* China woos the team of rivals- Africa Asia Confidential (GBR)
July 2009
Harare’s power-sharing government needs finance urgently but cannot agree on how to negotiate the terms with China. 
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* Small corridors of power at Nuctech- Africa Asia Confidential (GBR)
July 2009
Until now, Hu Haifeng, the 38-year-old son of China’s paramount leader Hu Jintao, has managed to stay out of the limelight. 
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