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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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Ghana in the balance

Volatile commodity markets and a change of government create uncertainty in Ghana’s relationship with China. A fourth round of democratic elections in Ghana, and another predominantly peaceful change over of power represent another step forward for the nation’s much admired democracy. Nevertheless behind this veneer of success, an inexperienced new […]

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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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Wearing Thin

China’s relationship with Nigeria has faced a battering in recent weeks and new policies will be needed. In the past month popular protest and federal government criticism have dogged Chinese projects in Nigeria, with questions being raised over Beijing’s wider conduct in the country. Nigeria’s once buoyant textile industry, laid […]

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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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Since rebel DRC General Nkunda made the Chinese commodity deal one of the central grievances in his uprising in the north of the country little response has been heard fromBeijing. Today Beijing defended its role in the DRC citing its humanitarian work as evidence of its positive impact in the country. It […]

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In the news today, African commentators look to China for solutions to the economic downturn which is increasingly damaging emerging markets inAfrica. The increasing power and influence China enjoys in Africa is evident in the hopes of commentators that the Chinese domestic stimulus will haven a knock on effect on commodity prices. The African economy has […]

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It has emerged today that the Nigerian satellite launched and run by Chinese firm China Great Wall Industry Corporation, is not lost as originally thought, but powered down as a result of faulty solar panels. This story caught interest in a number of publications worldwide probably due to the embarrassment […]

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Emma Mawdsley at SOAS

News of China’s involvement was thin on the ground today, the only major story being the loss of A Nigerian satellite, launched at huge expense to the federal government. The project promised to generate billions of Naira per year and propel Nigeria forward technologically opening up the entire country to […]