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Djibouti opens new 690-hectare mega port

Djibouti has opened the country’s latest mega port with world-class facilities and equipment on Wednesday. The $590 million Doraleh Multipurpose Port designed by China and co-founded by Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA) is one of four new ports of the tiny nation that can handle $7 billion of goods every year. The bulk […]

China to rebuild Gabon’s new parliament

China will rebuild the Gabonese National Assembly headquarters destroyed during post-electoral violence in the central African nation. Local media indicated that Chinese authorities have agreed to rebuild the parliament during a meeting held between President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Ji Bingxuan, vice-president of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress of China. Demonstrators, loyal […]

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Cape Verde boosts economic ties with China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi this weekend announced major development projects in Cape Verde as the two nations are looking to further deepen bilateral ties. Visiting the West-African Archipelago, Wang Yi told reporters that the two countries agreed to work towards developing the Island’s marine economy. China welcomes Cape Verde to participate in the “Belt […]

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Chinese firm to build 120-MW wind farm in Ethiopia

China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia’s Somali regional state, Chinese state-run news agency reported on Thursday. According to PR and Communication Director of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Bizuneh Tolcha, the project will be launched by the coming July. “The wind farm project is expected to […]

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Kenya seeks additional $3.5 billion loan from Eximbank

The Kenyan government is seeking additional $3.5 billion loan from China Eximbank for the construction of the Nairobi-Mombasa railway line, local media reported. This additional loan from China Eximbank will help the East African nation to finance the construction of the third phase of the Nairobi-Mombasa railway project. The Nairobi-Mombasa 270km railway is the first […]

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Djibouti: U.S. defense secretary visits military base

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday arrived in Djibouti to visit the U.S. military base; a month after the White House approved a Pentagon proposal to allow the head of Africa Command to launch offensive attacks against militants group in the restive Horn African region. According to Reuters, the Defense Secretary’s trip to the […]

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Mugabe receives wheelchair as birthday gift from his ministers

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who celebrated his 93rd birthday on February 21, received a wheelchair as a belated birthday gift from his ministers, local media reported. The president also received a 9 carat customized wristwatch and a pen in addition to the chair during a ceremony at the State House Monday. Mugabe’s 51-year-old wife, Grace […]

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China announces ban on ivory trade, new hope for Africa

China, the world’s largest ivory importer and trader on Friday announced the ban of all trade in ivory by the end of 2017. The move comes as a potential game changer for African countries engaged the fight against elephants’ poaching. According to The BBC, China’s ivory factories are to be officially shut down by 31st […]

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SA bans meat imports from Brazil

South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has suspended some meat imports from Brazil amid a scandal over adulterated meat in the Latin American country. Police launched a corruption probe into the meat industry earlier this week, alleging that industry members had bribed officials to turn a blind eye to shipments of contaminated meat. […]

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New Industrial City to be Built in Morocco in Partnership with China

A new industrial city will be built in the Moroccan Northern city of Tangiers in partnership with Chinese group HAITE. In this regards, King Mohammed VI chaired Monday at the Marchane Royal Palace in Tangiers a ceremony on the new industrial city dubbed “Mohammed VI Tangiers Tech City” during which several accords related to the […]

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