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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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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 […]

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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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