Zambia telecoms ups spending on mobile, cable- Engineering News (ZAF)
China eyes developed mine assets- FT (GBR)
China may expand Africa zero import tariff policy- Engineering News (ZAF)
China is considering including more African goods in a list of products excluded from import tariffs as a way of further boosting trade with the continent, State media reported over the weekend. Full Story.
Consortium in bid to meet 2012 deadline for Limpopo coal station- Engineering News (ZAF)
A consortium of South African and Chinese energy investors is moving ahead with an extensive environmental-impact assessment (EIA) for a proposed multibillion-rand 300-MW to 900-MW coal-fired power station project, which could be developed on the Vele coal deposits near Musina, in Limpopoprovince. Full Story.
Sino-African trade passes $100 bln mark in 2008- China Wire (CHN)
Sino-African trade reached a “historic” level of 106.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2008,China’s Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday. Full Story.
Government moves to ban Chinese trade in clothes- Mmegi (ZAF)
Government has moved to put in place trade laws that will ban Chinese traders from dealing in clothes. Full Story.
China’s energy product imports grow slower- China Wire (CHN)
Growth in China’s energy product imports slowed down in the first 11 months of 2008, partly due to the effect of the global economic downturn and price fluctuations in the international markets, General Administration of Customs said on Wednesday. Full Story.
AU Commission Chairperson lauds China’s role in Africa’s infrastructure development- Xinhua (CHN)
Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU) Jean Ping has spoken highly of China’s role in Africa’s infrastructure development, saying that the Chinese “dragon” has played a fundamental part in the improvement of the infrastructure facilities across African countries. Full Story.
Nigeria scraps S Korea oil deal- BBC (GBR)
Nigeria has cancelled an oil exploration deal signed in 2006 with a South Korean consortium, says the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC). Full Story.
Full text of Chinese premier’s speech at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009- Xinhua (CHN)
I am delighted to be here and address the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009. Full Story.
Interview: Assistant FM says China fully implements promises made at China-Africa Forum despite financial crisis- Xinhua (CHN)
China will fully implement the eight measures for China-Africa practical cooperation agreed at the Beijing Summit of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation despite the ongoing global financial crisis, Assistant Foreign Minister Zhai Jun said Thursday. Full Story.
China adds $11.7 mln in aid to Senegal- People’s Daily (CHN)
China adds 80 million yuan (about 11.7 million U.S. dollars) in its support to a variety of projects in Senegal, the Chinese Embassy has said. Full Story.