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April 2009
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April 2009

 Jatropha for biodiesel not a miracle crop – D1 Oils- Engineering News (ZAF) 01/04/2009 Jatropha, often hailed as rich source of biodiesel that flourishes in semi-arid areas ofAfrica, is hard to grow and often fails if farmers lack expertise, an executive of a company developing the crop said. Full Story.  Crisis […]

March 2009
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March 2009

       House Summons Julius Berger, Chinese Firm over Rail Projects- This Day (NGA) 02/03/2009 House of Representatives has summoned construction giant, Julius Berger and the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) over the abandonment of two strategic rail transport projects. Full Story.          Court asks police to get ready for trial in […]

February 2009
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February 2009

China hands over donation to Republic of Congo- People’s Daily (CHN) 1/02/2009 China donated office equipment to the Republic of Congo on Friday ahead of its presidential election set in July, according to reports reaching here. Full Story.   Mali, China sign memorandum to promote tourism cooperation- People’s Daily (CHN) 1/02/2009 Mali and China signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday […]

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January 2009

Zambia telecoms ups spending on mobile, cable- Engineering News (ZAF) 30/12/2008 Zambia’s state telephone utility will spend about $105 million to lay a fibre optic network and to lift its mobile subscription to one million customers by June 2008, its managing director said. Full Story. China eyes developed mine assets- FT (GBR) […]

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December 2008

Standard Bank expands in China despite crisis – Business Daily (ZAF) 1/12/2008 Standard Bank is pushing ahead with its expansion into China, even as the global financial crisis starts to impact the Chinese economy. Full story We seized pirated materials from Magnet Integrated, NCC tells court – Vanguard (NGA) 29/11/2008 A […]

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November 2008

Chinese oil worker found in Sudan- BBC (UK) 31/10/2008 Sudanese authorities say they have found one of two missing Chinese oil workers from a group of nine kidnapped in South Kordofan state 13 days ago.Full Story. Metals prices start month higher- Fin 24 (RSA) 3/11/2008 Metals markets rose in London […]

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27/10/2008 to 31/10/2008

Profit plunges at China’s Chalco- Business Day (RSA) 27/10/2008 Aluminium Corporation of China (Chalco), the country’s largest producer, said third-quarter earnings slumped 93% as metal prices dropped and slowing economic growth hurt demand. Full Story.   China power producer posts $63m loss- Business Day (RSA) 27/10/2008 Datang International Power Generation, the biggest Chinese power […]