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Morocco’s RAM to launch first direct flight to China

Morocco’s national carrier, Royal Air Maroc, has announced it will launch in January the first direct flight between the North African country and China that has become the kingdom’s tourism market target. The airline said the first flight will take off on January 16 next year. The expansion to China is part of the management’s […]

Creation of Chinese-Moroccan Center for Traditional Medicine in Casablanca Contemplated

Morocco and China are discussing the establishment of a Chinese-Moroccan center for traditional medicine in Casablanca, part of the projects planned under the “Belt and road” initiative. The creation of the center was discussed at a meeting in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Sunday between Chinese officials and the Moroccan delegation, led by Health […]

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China Yunhong Group to invest over $300 million in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, Chinese industrial giant, China Yunhong Group plans to invest about 200 billion FCFA (about $336.6 million) over the next five years in the West African nation. The information was disclosed during a meeting between the company’s CEO, Li Yubao, and President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. Li Yubao said his group’s planned investments […]

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China lifts its beef ban on South Africa

China lifts its beef ban on South Africa

outh Africa has resumed beef exports to China after an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Vhembe, a northern district of Limpopo province halted trade. In January, The World Organization for Animal Health has officially suspended South Africa temporarily as an exporting country until the affected area is free of […]

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Don’t expect debt relief, US warns Africa

Tibor Peter Nagy, the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, has warned African countries running up debt that they should not expect to be bailed out by western-sponsored debt relief. Referring to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, Tibor warned African nations that the US would […]

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China to build infrastructure as Uganda expects first oil production

The Chinese government has disbursed $134 million to build new infrastructure in Uganda, mainly roads, that are part of a network of over 700 km planned to service the country’s petroleum sites. According to Allen Kagina, director of the Ugandan Highway Authority, nearly 30% of the planned work would be carried out by local companies. […]

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Chinese FM welcomed in Ethiopia, dismisses Africa debt fears

China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, on Thursday said Beijing will continue supplying loans to African governments despite accusations that China’s increased investments on the continent are aimed at gaining political influence. Wang Yi made the statement after a closed-door meeting with his Ethiopian counterpart WorkinehGebeyehu in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. “China upholds the principle […]

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Chinese company to invest $147 mln in copper project in DRC

China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co will invest $147.2 million to build a copper project in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the company said on Tuesday. Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa’s top copper producer and the world’s leading miner of cobalt, a mineral which has seen a surge in demand due to the manufacture of […]

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China, Algeria celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to help promote further development of a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Algeria. Thursday marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations. In a congratulatory message to his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Xi said China and Algeria have enjoyed profound traditional […]

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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019, Control Risks says

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fueled spending for economic stability, China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa. This is one of the key […]

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