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Morocco’s car manufacturing platform strengthened by new comer

Morocco, as a car manufacturing platform, has been strengthened by a new comer, the Chinese world leader in electric car making, BYD group. Following suit to French automakers Renault and Peugeot, BYD group decided to establish an electric car factory near Tangier, a decision that falls in line with the strong resolve of King Mohammed […]

Zimbabwe inks first post-Mugabe loan with China

Zimbabwe’s new government has inked a $153 million loan agreement with China on Wednesday to finance expansion and refurbishment of its international airport in Harare as it bids to attract investors and tourists. It’s the first post-Mugabe deal interim president Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed with a foreign government. The loan for refurbishing the Robert Gabriel […]

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South Africa expects investments from BRICS countries

South Africa’s energy minister David Mahlobo on Tuesday told parliament that the government is looking to its BRICS partners to help build a new 400,000 barrel per day refinery in the southern African nation. South Africa is at a tipping point regarding its refining capabilities, the minister said. The cost of the new refinery was […]

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Egypt: Chinese energy giant BYD inks a deal to build 128-km Monorail

Chinese giant BYD Co has signed an agreement with the authorities of Egypt’s largest port city of Alexandria to build Africa’s first straddle-beam monorail (SBM), or ‘cloud rail,’ of 128 kilometres. According to Chinese News agency Xinhua, the potential collaboration comes four years after Alexandria local authorities began exploring options to relieve their city of […]

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Uganda inks $287 million power deal with China Exim Bank

The Ugandan government has announced that it will borrow $287 million from Exim Bank of China, as part of its electrification process. According to the country’s finance minister David Bahati, the funds will enable electricity supply to 287 settlements in the landlocked regions of the East African nation, as well as the counties of Karamoja […]

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Botswana: Five feet bronze Buddha statue stolen from temple

A half ton-bronze Buddha statue has been stolen from a temple in Botswana’s capital Gaborone. The theft comes weeks ahead of the first visit of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to the country to address a human rights conference. The 1.5m (5ft) tall and 1.2m wide bronze statue, which was donated by Thailand in […]

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Benin: China offers $89m to improve drinking water supply

The Chinese government has granted $89 million to the government of Benin for the supply of drinking water in the central region of the country, China news agency Xinhua reports. “This program aims to develop the production and distribution capacities in urban areas, peri-urban, of 11,800 localities without any functional modern water point,” Benin’s Foreign […]

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The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line to start commercial operations in October

Chinese-built electric rail line built in Ethiopia will start commercial operations in October this year, it was officially announced. The 756-km stretch linking Addis Ababa and the Red Sea state of Djibouti aims at creating new manufacturing industries, improving transport and opening up landlocked Ethiopia further. “We hope the rail project will facilitate expansion of […]

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China to intervene military in Djibouti-Eritrea border

China is offering assistance to intervene military in the Dumeira Mountains and Islands located between Eritrea and Djibouti in the Horn of Africa region. According to Chinese Ambassador to the African Union, Asia’s most populous nation will consider sending troops to the border between the two East African countries and help with mediation if requested. […]

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Cape Verde inks $20mln deal with Chinese giant Huawei Technologies

Chinese telecommunications and networking equipment giant, Huawei Technologies, on Monday signed a contract with the Cape Verdean government for the development of the first phase of the “Safe City” project, a statement said. According to the Archipelago government, the contract includes the construction of an Operational Command Centre, the installation of a video surveillance system […]

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