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14/09/2009 to 20/09/2009
Weekly news

14/09/2009 to 20/09/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments below:   732 Nigerians in Chinese Prisons, Says Perm Sec- This Day (NGA) 22/09/2009 Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Joe Keshi, yesterday said 732 Nigerians were currently in detention in Chinese prisons for various offences. Full Story.  NAFDAC Impounds Unregistered Chinese Products- This Day […]

07/09/2009 to 13/09/2009
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07/09/2009 to 13/09/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments below:      From quality manufacturing to new-generation vehicles, Chinese auto firm lays down markers- Engineering News (ZAF) 11/9/2009 There is a Chinese proverb about a gun and a knife, explains Chery International GMBiren Zhou over dinner in the sweltering city of Wuhu, where the […]

31/08/2009 to 06/09/2009
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31/08/2009 to 06/09/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments below:     Tiomin to offload 70pc stake in its Kwale plant- Standard (KEN) 7/9/2009 Tiomin Resources has relinquished control of the controversial Kwale titanium mining project to Jinchuan Group of China. Full Story.   China pledges more backing to Kenya- Daily Nation (KEN) 7/9/2009 China will […]

24/08/2009 to 30/08/2009
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24/08/2009 to 30/08/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments below:     Beijing debates world’s biggest aid fund- Africa- Asia Confidential (GBR) August 2009 Chinese officials are discussing ways to use some of their country’s $2.1 trillion in foreign reserves to finance what could be the world’s biggest development aid programme, as Western economies […]

17/08/2009 to 23/08/2009
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17/08/2009 to 23/08/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments below:   Nigeria’s External Trade Hits N2.21tr- This Day (NGA) 24/08/2009 Nigeria’s total trade figure for the second quarter of this year has been put at N2, 210.3 trillion. Full Story.  VP invites more Chinese investors- Standard (KEN) 23/08/2009 Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has called for […]

10/08/2009 to 16/08/2009
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10/08/2009 to 16/08/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments below:   China’s dragon roars in Africa- Business Day (ZAF) 13/08/2009 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 . […]

03/08/2009 to 09/08/2009
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03/08/2009 to 09/08/2009

All last week’s China Africa developments below:   Chinese medical team arrives- New Times (RWA) 10/08/2009 A twelve -member Chinese medical team has arrived in the country as part of the medical assistance that the Peoples’ Republic has been giving to Rwanda since 1982. Full Story.  Africa needs to “play smart” in trade […]

27/07/2009 to 02/08/2009
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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. Full Story.    Rwanda gets $37m from […]

20/07/2009 to 26/07/2009
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20/07/2009 to 26/07/2009

The story of the week regards the Sudanese government’s solidarity with China over its reaction to Uighur protests in Xinjiang province. Despite best intentions, support over the violent crushing of the protests of a small ethnic minority could not really come from a worse country than Sudan. The support of […]

13/07/2009 to 19/07/2009
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13/07/2009 to 19/07/2009

Last weeks China Africa developments:   FG suspends $8b rail contract with Chinese firm- Guardian (NGA) 20/07/2009 For alleged non-compliance with due process, the Federal Government has suspended the $8 billion rail contract awarded to a Chinese firm by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Full Story. Chinese companies agree oil field stake- Walta Information […]