Tag Archives: China

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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27 November 18

Ethiopia set to launch its first satellite in 2019 – with help from China

Ethiopia’s space agency has announced plans to launch its first satellite during 2019, with financial and logistical help from Beijing.

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26 November 18

Kenya: Three Chinese railway workers charged with bribary

Authorities in Kenya have charged three Chinese railway workers for allegedly trying to bribe investigators looking into fraudulent activities involving ticket sales on a massive $3.2 billion railway project.

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21 September 18

China in Africa: Mutual partnerships or economic colonialism?

China’s aggressive investment in Africa over the past two decades has divided opinion, with many from the West calling out China’s economic interests as a new form of colonialism. What can’t be debated is the numbers: between 2003-2014, Chinese investment
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