28/09/2009 to 04/10/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments below:

* China is next to Angola despite the financial crisis- Journal de Angola (AGO)
03/10/2009
The People’s Republic of China will continue to implement projects of national reconstruction and development in Angola, under the legal instruments of bilateral cooperation agreed between the two countries, said yesterday in Luanda, Ambassador Zhang Bolun. 
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* Ethiopia: Forging Ahead On the Road Toward Meaningful Democracy and Development- Walta Information (ETH)
03/10/2009
Ethiopia’s long history as a feudal monarchy and its subsequent subjugation by a brutal and doctrinaire Marxist regime for almost two decades is well known to everyone. 
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* Ethio -China relations deepening in all areas: Amb.- Walta Information (ETH)

02/10/2009
Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Gu Xiaojie said the cooperation and all-round relation and between China and Ethiopia has gained momentum. He said currently the two nations are enjoying longstanding friendship based on mutual trust and benefits. 
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* China becomes SA’s top export destination- Engineering News (ZAF)
02/10/2009
China overtook the US as South Africa’s biggest export destination in the first half of 2009, reinforcing the Asian country’s push to build trade links with Africa. 
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* Chinese vehicle producer plans move 
into South African assembly- Engineering News (ZAF)

02/10/2009
Norinco Motors looks set to be the first Chinese company to operate a vehicle assembly plant in South Africa. 
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* Nigeria, China Celebrate Common History- This Day (NGA)
02/10/2009
In recognition of the common intrinsic historical antecedents of China and Nigeria, the Chinese Cultural Troupe yesterday on the occasion of Nigeria’s 49th and China’s 60th Independent anniversaries, flagged off events for the celebration of forthcoming Nigeria’s golden jubilee next year. 
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* FG May Sell NNPC Joint Venture Stakes to China- This Day (NGA)
01/10/2009
The Federal Government has said it may sell part of its interests in the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and some multinational oil companies to China. 
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* Nigeria Set to Launch Nigeria Sat-2 in 2010- This Day (NGA)
01/10/2009
Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Dr. Seidu Mohammed has disclosed that Nigeria’s spacecraft, NigeriaSat -2, will be launched in the first quarter of 2010. Full Story.

* China tops S Africa’s trade league- Financial Times (GBR)
01/10/2009
China has become South Africa’s biggest trading partner, as rising demand for the African nation’s minerals contrasts with a slump in orders from traditionally more important markets harder hit by the financial crisis and economic slowdown. 
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* Nigeria-China oil talks may be bid to squeeze western firms- Business Day (ZAF)
30/09/2009
Nigeria is talking to China about selling large stakes in some of its biggest oil blocks, according to a leaked document, in what executives say may be a bid to strengthen its hand with western oil partners. 
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* Chinese Firm Mum over Nigeria Oil Deal- This Day (NGA)
30/09/2009
China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has refused to comment on reports that it was negotiating lucrative oil blocks with the Federal Government. 
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* House Tackles China, Libya over Nigerian Immigrants- This Day (NGA)
30/09/2009
House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Matters yesterday vowed to confront the Chinese government over the planned cremation of the bodies of 30 Nigerians who died under questionable circumstances in China. 
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* UN Security Council: Mark Seeks China’s Support for Nigeria- This Day (NGA)
30/09/2009
Senate President, Senator David Mark, has called on the Peoples Republic of China to support Nigeria’s bid for United Nation (UN) Security Council seat. 
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* Minister lauds China’s achievements- Ghana Web (GHN)
30/09/2009
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr. Albert Abongo, has lauded China’s achievements over the past 60 years and attributed it to reform and its open policy. 
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* Build Processing Plants, Chinese Investors Urged- Times of Zambia (ZAM)
30/09/2009
The Government has called on the Chinese investors to consider setting up processing plants in Zambia to add value to various raw materials derived from the country’s natural resources. 
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* Minister urges Chinese electrical firm to engage local contractors- Ghana Web (GHN)

29/09/2009
Mr Emmanuel Amah-Kofi Buah, Deputy Minister of Energy in-charge of Power, has appealed to the management of China International Water and Electric Corporation (CWE) to engage local professionals in the execution of a 170 million dollar project under the Self Help Electrification Programme (SHEP). 
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* EPA negotiations in limbo- Ghana Web (GHN)
29/09/2009
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations between West Africa and the European Union are in a limbo due to differences over market access, the regional grouping ECOWAS said on Tuesday. 
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* China Gezhouba inks US$451.06-mln deal with Ethiopia- Walta Information (ETH)
29/09/2009

China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd, which is primarily engaged in contract construction, has announced that on Sep. 23 it signed a US$451-million contract with Ethiopian Electric Power Corp to build a hydropower station with an annual generating capacity of 254 megawatts in southern Ethiopia, sources reported. Full Story.

* Naguru hospital to ease congestion of Mulago- New Vision (UGA)
27/09/2009
THE congestion in Mulago will soon diminish now that another hospital is being established in Naguru. The facility will be built near Kampala Rugby Club. Full Story.