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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 […]

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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US Secretary Tillerson warns African countries against Chinese loans

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday advised African countries to be careful not to forfeit their sovereignty when they accept loans from China. Tillerson arrived in Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation, on Wednesday on the first leg of his African visit. He visited the African Union headquarters on Thursday. Speaking after a […]

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China tops Kenya’s international lenders – Treasury

China has invested Sh520 billion ($5,202.37 million) in Kenya in 2017, making Beijing the top partner that advanced bilateral loans to the East African nation, latest data from the Treasury show. China has become the lender of choice for Kenya in the last ten years and funded major infrastructural projects like the standard gauge railway […]

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China to sponsor (again) African Union office in Beijing

China will help the African Union establish a representational office in its capital, Beijing, said a communique issued by the AU following a two-day official visit to the country by Chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat. According to Mahamat, China has welcomed the planned establishment of an African Union Office in Beijing to […]

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AU Commission rejects Chinese spy claims

The African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday said the African Union does not have any secret dossiers and nothing to spy on. Moussa Faki Mahamat made his comment two weeks after a report in French newspaper Le Monde indicated that China had bugged the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia. An investigation conducted […]

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Ghana to build new oil refinery for $4 billion

Ghana is set to establish a refinery in the central region of the West African nation, to refine 150, 000 barrels of oil per-day, Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko said on Thursday. According to the Minister, the project will reduce significantly, the amount of oil the country imports to meet its demands, and to attain the […]

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China spying on African Union since 2012

China has been spying on the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for the past Five years, results of an investigation conducted by French media Le Monde Afrique revealed last Friday. The $200 million AU headquarters construction was funded fully by China as a gift to the AU, part of Beijing’s efforts […]

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China inks $60mln airport deal with Mozambique

Mozambique and china have inked a new $60m deal to build an airport in the Southern port city of Xai Xai. According to the southern African nation’s foreign minister, the airport would improve the mobility of people and goods, and make it easier to respond to natural catastrophes in the remote Gaza province. The country’s […]

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