Tag Archives: China

28 September 20

Kenyan lawmakers seek Chinese railway cost reduction

Lawmakers in Kenya are pushing to reduce the operating costs of a Chinese-built railway, calling for a renegotiation of the Chinese loan terms used to finance its construction.

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28 August 20

Ethiopia eyes second satellite launch next month

Ethiopia is drawing up plans to launch a second satellite into space next month, following the successful launch of the ETRSS-1 Satellite in December.

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28 January 20

Kenya: Student with ‘coronavirus symptoms’ quarantined

A student from China has been quarantined in Kenya after developing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus.

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18 October 19

Kenya’s China-funded ‘Railway to Nowhere’ opens

Kenya’s has opened its halted railway project dubbed as the “Railway to Nowhere” after China pulled funding for the ambitious project.

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26 September 19

Africa’s tech boom will save economies and ruin lives

A lot is being said about the rise of technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation in every country around the world. Many experts argue that we’re on the edge of an employment crisis as machines continue to take more
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16 August 19

Kenya sells first crude oil export – to China

Kenya has sold its first export of crude oil to a Chinese state-owned petroleum multinational firm.

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29 July 19

Kenya’s unfinished railway & the danger of over-reliance on China

Kenya’s Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway has proven very popular with travellers moving between the country’s capital and the coastal city on Mombasa. However, the real aim of the project was to boost trade freight heading from the Kenyan coast to
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20 February 19

Ethiopia brings in Chinese firms to complete Nile dam construction

Ethiopia is calling upon the services of two Chinese construction companies in a bid to accelerate the pace of its Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

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20 January 19

What would a Chinese economic slowdown mean for Africa?

China’s extensive investment in Africa has drawn a lot of attention in the Western media over the past couple of decades. The Asian powerhouse has established itself as the single largest investor in Africa, promising to invest $175 billion across
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28 November 18

John Magufuli just proved Tanzania losing aid is a win for China

In Tanzania, the government is stepping up its efforts to criminalise homosexuality, prompting a number of foreign donors to withhold aid to the East African nation in light of recent developments and comment from senior officials. On Tuesday, President John
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