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Weekly news update: 11/04/2013 to 17/05/2013

Top Stories:   Xi touts opportunity for co-op with Africa – China Daily (CHN) CAN comment: Mozambique is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and has huge potential to grow further due to significant gas and coal reserves in the country. While major Chinese and multinational companies are competing for a […]

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Weekly news update: 04/04/2013 to 10/05/2013

Top Stories:   Africa should have strategy for China – Prof. Ncube – Ghana Business News (GHN) CAN comment: Wise words from Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), “we should see Africa’s manufacturing sector beginning to make different parts for various final goods which are produced […]

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Weekly update: 27/04/2013 to 03/05/2013

Top Stories:    China can do more for Africa – Daily Monitor (UGA) CAN comment: Interesting to see another well reasoned article asking the question of whether China’s influence is entirely positive. The article raises an interesting question as to the sustainability of China’s support for dictators when opposition forces eventually come into […]

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Weekly news: 20/04/2013 to 26/04/2013

Politics China in Africa – Sierra Express Media 26/04/2013 Sierra Leone’s sustained growth continues to make great progress with specific reference to the governance period of President Ernest Koroma. During his first five years, he moved the country toward a change drive.  Will Africa be able to compete successfully with […]

13/04/2013 to 19/04/2013
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13/04/2013 to 19/04/2013

Top Stories:                        Diplomatic Relations with China and the Ghanaian Predicament – Ghana Web (GHN) CAN comment: After an article last week exploring whether or not Ghanaians hated the Chinese, this article in the Ghanaian press again explores whether the relationship […]

06/04/2013 to 12/04/2013
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06/04/2013 to 12/04/2013

Top Stories:                        Do We Hate The Chinese? – The Ghanaian Chronicle (GHN) CAN comment: Interesting article in the Ghanaian press saying that while tensions are running high regarding Chinese informal mining practices in the country, Ghana remains open to the Chinese. […]

30/03/2013 to 05/04/2013
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30/03/2013 to 05/04/2013

Top Stories:                        Africa-China – Friends, Sincere Partners Forever – The Herald (ZWE) CAN comment: Comments from President Xi Jinping during his visit to Tanzania. Very interesting to see the Chinese President publish a full article in an African news source praising […]

23/03/2013 to 29/03/2013
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23/03/2013 to 29/03/2013

Top Stories:                        China and the BRICS: Unavoidable Hegemony? – The Diplomat (CHN) CAN comment: China’s growth and size has outstripped the other BRICS nations and is calling into question whether China is a comparable with its contemporaries. China’s growth to […]

16/03/2013 to 22/03/2013
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16/03/2013 to 22/03/2013

Top Stories:                        China threat forces UK rethink of Kenya policy – Business Daily (KEN)  What Xi Jinping’s visit to Tanzania means – Africa Review  China and Africa with President Xi Jinping at the helm – SAIIA (ZAF)  ‘China Not Responsible for […]

09/03/2013 to 15/03/2013
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09/03/2013 to 15/03/2013

Top Stories:                        CNPC in talks with Eni for $4b gas assets in Mozambique – Sweet Crude (NGA) CAN comment: It used to be that Chinese firms could only compete for resource assets in frontier markets which the big western companies avoided. […]