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China Africa Relation in Somalia

  • Africans View China’s Presence on the Continent as Positive

    CHINA, 2016/11/04 The majority of Africans are in favor of Chinese development on the continent, according to a new statement titled “China’s Growing Presence in Africa Wins Largely Positive Popular Reviews” by the Afrobarometer Research Network. “Almost two-thirds or 63 % of Africans say China’s influence in the continent is “somewhat” or “very” positive, while only 15 % see it as somewhat or very negative,” the statement states. Trade between Africa and China has increased from $10 billion in 2000 to $220 billion in 2014. In 2000, China established the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation to drive its strategic engagement with sub-Saharan Africa. Since again, the communist country has been the go-to world economic resource for African nations in need of products and services ranging from infrastructure and telecommunication development, to food outlets, retail shops, and textiles.
  • China-Somalia ties moving in right direction

    CHINA, 2016/03/24 The historical ties between China and Somalia are set for a makeover as both nations explore cooperation in new areas that would advance peace, development and security in the Horn of African national, a veteran Somali journalist told Xinhua during an interview on Saturday. Abdurrahman Yusef, the Director of Somalia National News Agency (SONNA) , hailed the long-standing bilateral ties with China that have accelerated the country's reconstruction next two decades of civil strife. "The China-Somalia historical relationship has grown stronger and there is ample evidence to justify this statement. Our cooperation with China for the last 50 years cuts across different facets of life," Yusef told Xinhua in Nairobi.