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China Africa Relation in Rwanda

  • 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.
  • Rwandan Who Has Worked 33 Years With Chinese Firm

    RWANDA, 2016/04/28 Vincent Hategekimana has worked 33 years with the China Road and Bridge Corporation, a Chinese firm operating in Rwanda. Born in Musanze district, northern Rwanda, Hategekimana is the initial born in a family of five. He studied up to Primary Six before dropping out. The 57-year-old joined the Chinese firm in 1982 as a casual labourer who had learned carpentry and construction, and has worked on almost all its major projects in Rwanda ever since. His job involves heading usually 50 to 60 labourers for construction projects.