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Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to agree on cocoa export volumes from next year

Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire will jointly decide on the volume and timing of cocoa exports by August for the 2019/20 season, the head of Ghana’s Cocobod said on Wednesday. The world’s top two producers of cocoa have agreed to harmonize the forward sales of cocoa export contracts, a statement released by Ghana Cocobod and its […]

China & South Africa boost ties ahead of BRICS Summit

China and South Africa have agreed to further strengthen their bilateral cooperation. Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi who is in an official visit in South Africa said China-South Africa relations are presented with a historic opportunity that is inheriting the past and ushering in the future. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said […]

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Burkina Faso re-establishes diplomatic relations with China

China and Burkina Faso have re-established diplomatic ties on Saturday, leaving the Kingdom of eSwatini as the only ally of Taiwan on the continent. About 19 countries still recognize Taiwan, most of them poor nations in Central America, the Caribbean, Pacific and Africa. Speaking to reporters in Beijing after signing an agreement to re-establish relations […]

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DRC: 49 dead following shipwreck in the Northwest

At least 49 people are feared drowned while about the same number survived after an overcrowded whaleboat sank in the River Congo, a local official told a Congolese radio station. According to Richard Mboyo Iluka, vice governor of Tshuapa Province, in northern Congo, the whaleboat had sunk late on Wednesday. The number of victims can […]

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Alleged Chinese factory pollution kills dolphin in Gambia

The operations of Chinese Golden Lead Company have led to the death of a dolphin on the shores of Gambia’s Gunjur beach, residents and activists in the West African nation said. Hundreds of youths from the coastal fishing town of Gunjur have protested against the company for polluting Gambian waters. Golden Lead, a Chinese fishmeal […]

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Ghana’s Cocoa Board seeks $1.5 billion loan from Exim Bank China

Ghana’s Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is currently in talks with Exim Bank China to secure a $1.5 billion loan to improve farms and install irrigation systems and other projects. The loan will mainly help to replant diseased and aged trees, build warehouses and cocoa roads to improve farmers’ income, and to provide irrigation in the face […]

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China inks 15 bln yuan currency swap agreement with Nigeria

China’s central bank on Thursday signed a three-year bilateral currency swap agreement with Nigeria. The agreement will allow the two nations to swap a total of $2.35 billion over the next three years. The move is aimed at facilitating bilateral trade and investment of both sides, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said on its […]

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Tunisia: tourism revenues up 23% in first quarter

Tunisian tourism receipts have grown by 23 percent in the first three months of 2018, reaching $188 million, according to figures released by the ministry of tourism. The increase of European tourists was particularly significant (up 52%), followed by those from Maghreb countries (up 18%). This is due to an improving security situation and interest […]

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President Xi Jinping calls for new chapter in China-Zimbabwe ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday vowed to work together with the new leader of Zimbabwe towards a new chapter in ties between the two countries. This came at a meeting in Peking between President Xi Jinping and Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa, who is paying a state visit to China, called for more […]

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Cameroon’s Paul Biya visits China to drum up business deals

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Thursday arrived in China for a three-day state visit. Biya is expected to hold a closed-door session with his Chinese peer Xi Jinping. According to Cameroon’s State broadcaster, CRTV, the West African nation will drum up business deals with Beijing. Cameroon and China share longstanding and excellent bilateral and diplomatic […]

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